BGE Smart Meters: more details, please

August 18, 2010

The editorial "Baltimore's energy IQ" (Aug. 17) should be titled "Baltimore's lack of energy IQ" because The Baltimore Sun has done nothing to explain how consumers will save with smart meters.

Your statement "computerized monitoring...will allow customers to reduce consumption on peak days, saving perhaps $100 annually" is really the crux of the matter, yet The Baltimore Sun has never explained how this will happen.

I get the impression from your editorial that you don't know either. While I believe smart meters are a good idea for Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., you have never explained how this will affect consumers.

So, increase our energy IQ: How will smart meters affect consumers?

David Plaut, Reisterstown

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