SLVREC must stand for San Luis Valley Retarded Executives and Criminals because basically the law states that smart meters are to be a service that the electric company is supposed to be offering so customers can take advantage of wholesale pricing at certain non peak hours of the day. It’s totally optional and if you keep your old analog meter you would just be paying retail rates all the time, like you have been doing. So the San Luis Valley Rural Electric Cooperative now charges you full retail pricing for everyone and on top of that another charge for you to keep your old analog meter, acting like a meter maid is coming out to check it and as we know, this never happens. They lack reading comprehension skills. What retards. What creeps. What absolute criminals. I guess they were banking on the ignorance of the people in the San Luis Valley to not actually look up the law and understand it and if they did they were counting on us being so poor as to not take them to court for it. In my opinion these are the lowest form of human scum imaginable. What do you want to bet that even the smart meter customers are being charged full retail and then will be charged extra for peak usage times?
The actual federal law states:
Not later than 18 months after the date of enactment of this paragraph, each electric utility shall offer each of its customer classes, and provide individual customers upon customer request, a time-based rate schedule under which the rate charged by the electric utility varies during different time periods and reflects the variance, if any, in the utility’s costs of generating and purchasing electricity at the wholesale level. The time-based rate schedule shall enable the electric consumer to manage energy use and cost through advanced metering and communications technology.
Each electric utility subject to subparagraph (A) shall provide each customer requesting a time-based rate with a time-based meter capable of enabling the utility and customer to offer and receive such rate, respectively.
The Secretary shall be responsible for—
‘‘Educating consumers on the availability, advantages, and benefits of advanced metering and communications technologies, including the funding of demonstration or pilot projects”.
Basically they were given funds to educate consumers on the benefits of using a smart meter, mainly so that you could take advantage of lower rates when you used electricity at off peak hours. This is a far cry from forcing the smart meter on you despite your objections, then threatening you with having your utility cut off and finally extorting you if you decide against getting one. Finally where do they get off pulling your utility pole and trying to ruin the value of your home if you absolutely refuse to go along with the scam? Finally they decide that you may “opt out” and pay more just to keep what you already had and receiving no consideration at all in the new so called “contract”. Like I said these people are idiots. First they can’t read and fail to understand the actual law as written, then present you with a worthless new contract that is null and void from the get go and finally they spend God knows how much of the peoples money in their zest to exact some sort of retribution against you by pulling out your pole and wiring.
Luckily for us that their egos are so big and their error so obvious that we can shame them into actually following the law!
Read it for yourself: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/PLAW-109publ58/pdf/PLAW-109publ58.pdf
scroll down about 3/4 of the way to SEC. 1252. SMART METERING.