My new so-called "Smart Meter" was just installed in my Newport Beach home. Already it has changed my life: I hate it. For years electricity was "fixed-price." For years using electricity was "fair." Now when I turn on my stove at 5:30 p.m., I am forced to think about the "utility" I have loved all my life.
While Phil Chipman devotes his personal life to his earth-friendly electric car, he is not avoiding electricity usage. The Daily Pilot article ("WIND, powered by electricity," July 4) elevates the fact that fossil fuels power the plants needed to provide the electric power the vehicle demands.
The new highest price for electricity is between 4 and 6 p.m. Think about it: The "Smart Meter" adds on an additional expense to food, as the regulators and electric companies have declared the dinner hour to be the most expensive time of the day.