Tuesday, March 13, 2012


Over the past few months, we’ve (We Texans) heard varied and great concern about the installation of smart electricity meters across Texas. And, there’s been an uprising across the country as citizens voice numerous objections to the devices. Concerns range from health and safety to privacy issues. In Texas, it is the Public Utility Commission (PUC) which regulates the electricity industry. The PUC has written the rule requiring participating electric distributors to implement this new technology across their service area. As the rules currently stand, the PUC has not provided a mechanism that would allow consumers to opt out of smart meter installation on their property. We believe, however, from a review of the legislation from which the PUC rules are derived, that the legislature’s intent was permissive and not mandatory in nature. We further believe therefore that an opt out measure should be made available to Texas consumers. To read more click here.

 If you would like to help with this effort, you can:

1. Call your state representative and state senator about this issue and ask them to work to provide an opt out provision

2.  Print and fax or email a copy of the letter to your legislator. Ask them to sign the letter to the PUC and forward that signed letter to us at contact@WeTexans.com or via fax to 979-532-5481.

3.  Call the PUC at 888-782-8477 to let them know you’d like to see an opt out provision.

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