Archive for October, 2012

Marin Clean Energy: You may be switched in even if you Opted Out.

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

I just received an email (displayed below) indicating that customers that opted out of Marin Clean Energy will be automatically re-enrolled when they get a new Smart Meter.

“Hi Jim —

Yep, you were right — many people in Marin will now be switched into Marin Clean Energy even though they Opted Out… due to SmartMeters.

I talked w/ PG&E at 866/ 743-0335 (CCA dedicated line in Fresno) this morning and they did confirm that when new meters are placed onto our home(s) that we get a new Service ID which triggers enrollment into MEA!  This is per CPUC mandate, where new service defaults to MEA.  PG&E customer service reps are not all singing the same tune and give out incorrect information on 877/ 843-4112 (San Jose) and 800/ 743-5000 (San Jose).

As you determined, MEA enrollment is a problem for anyone who receives a SmartMeter (or any new meter) after they already Opted Out of MEA.  So, yes, most of Marin will be receiving “Welcome to Marin Clean Energy!” letters.

Thanks,

Jim

(all please forward)”