As I understand it, the letter we received concerning conversion to your "smart meter," (aka "standard" meter) program strikes me as pure extortion. Your lawyers and accountants triumphed over the "public" utilities commission. Congratulations.
Here's how it works. First, we must pay for the dubious installation of a refurbished - but still "nonstandard" - analog meter for a "fee" of $52.44. Add to that a monthly "fee" of $8.72 to have the freshly installed meter read.
On top of all that, the "tariff" strikes a real blow at us seniors on a fixed (and limited) income. We currently have …