[12/7/17] Chelan County PUD Approves Moving Forward With Planning For Smart Meters

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Early this week, Chelan County PUD commissioners voted to proceed with a plan to use two-way so called ‘smart meters’ as part of a new customer technology program.

The PUD has been researching the devices for more than a decade, and now, Customer Utilities Managing Director, John Stoll, says it’s time to move forward with the new system that offers multiple benefits for the PUD and customers…

120717 PUD Smart Meters 1 :42 “…will have this capability.”

PUD commissioners were not unanimous in their decision to move forward with Smart Meters– the vote was 4-1, with Commissioner Ann Congdon casting the lone “no” vote…

120717 PUD Smart Meters 2 :35 “…everywhere, so I’m concerned.”

Congdon’s concerns were addressed by John Stoll, who had a different take on what health affects the new meters might bring…

120717 PUD Smart Meters 3 :43 “…not indicated its an issue.”

At this point, the PUD commission has only voted to proceed with the planning. The meters are 1-2 years away.

To learn more about radio frequencies, Smart Meters and Chelan County PUD’s plan to incorporate them into their billing process, check out their website at chelanpud.org.