Residents sound off on Smart Meters at meeting Thursday

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Tonight residents will be able to sound off over the controversial smart meters.

The California Public Utilities Commission will listen to concerns about the cost and other issues associated with removing smart meters.

PG&E, Southern California Edison, San Diego Gas and Electric, and Southern California Gas Company will all have representatives on hand.

Customers are allowed to opt out of the smart meter program, but only if that pay a $75 fee and a $10 monthly charge.

The first hearing will be held at the Bakersfield City Council Chambers beginning at 6 p.m.

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