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Do You Have Questions About BGE Smart Meters?

The Greater Timonium Community Council is hosting a special meeting with a BGE rep.

Are smart meters safe? How do they work? Why is BGE installing a new device on the side of my house? How do you opt out of installation?

If the Common Questions page on the BGE website doesn't adequately answer your queries then make plans to spend an evening in October in Cockeysville.

If you have questions about BGE's plan to upgrade its existing energy metering system and how it will affect you and  your home, then set aside an hour or two of time on Oct. 10, starting at 7 p.m.

The Greater Timonium Community Council will be hosting a meeting with a BGE representative who will be on hand to answer questions about the new smart meter installations that BGE has been rolling out since spring. The meeting will be held at the Cockeysville Branch Library.

"We just want to educate people," Eric Rockel, the council's president, said. "You hear all the stuff from BGE that Smart Meters are safe and you hear from the opponents that they're not safe. I think people just need to formulate their own opinion."

Rockel said there are plans to host a representative of an opposition group at a later date.

The process to install smart meters to BGE customers and small businesses will take a total of three years, according to the BGE website.

Patch recommends reading the Common Questions page from the BGE website, before attending the meeting. 

Will you be attending the meeting? What questions do you have about smart meters?

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Al Cantoria August 08, 2013 at 09:32 PM
The new Smart meter installed last July by BGE is NOT net metering. My solar panels are sending electricity back to the grid but the meter is not going backwards. It's a shame that they replaced a perfectly working digital meter installed last October that was correctly recording the power that I was sending back to the grid. I do hope they either replace this meter or replace it with the prior model that functioned correctly. PS for others with Solar panels installed on their rooftop, check your meters if bUSY appears from time to time. That was what led me to watch the meter and find out about this problem.

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