Smart Meter Opt-Out Hearings Information

Please find following the Commission’s webpage on the Opt-Out Program, which provides backgrounder, complete with document history, of this proceeding:http://docs.cpuc.ca.gov/published/proceedings/A1103014.htm

I encourage you to add yourself to the subscription list and consider being added to the service list. By being added to the service list, your comments will be officially included as part of the proceeding. (Note to Ms. X: I will share your comments with our Public Advisor’s Office.)

Best,
Sheri Boles
Outreach Officer
Hello, Ms. X —

I understand your concerns; thank you for sharing them with me.

I’ve included below a link to our Public Advisor’s webpage; I want to point out the section on “How your comments are processed” (I’ve also embedded the copy below, as I think it is very important):

http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/PUC/aboutus/Divisions/CSID/Public+Advisor/
How your comments are processed
The Commission has different processes in place for the various ways informal comments are made by the public. You might be interested to understand these differences.
* Written informal comments <https://webserver.cpuc.ca.gov/PUC/aboutus/Divisions/CSID/Public+Advisor/Written+Informal+Comments.htm> are circulated to appropriate decision-makers and if they pertain to a specific proceeding they become part of its official record, although they do not have the same weight as comments from parties to the proceeding <https://webserver.cpuc.ca.gov/PUC/IntervenorCompGuide/index3.htm> .

* Public comments made at public participation hearings <https://webserver.cpuc.ca.gov/PUC/aboutus/Divisions/CSID/Public+Advisor/Public+Participation+Hearings.htm> are transcribed and made part of the official record for that particular proceeding, although they do not have the same weight as comments from parties to the proceeding <https://webserver.cpuc.ca.gov/PUC/IntervenorCompGuide/index3.htm> .

* Public comments made at Commission voting meetings <https://webserver.cpuc.ca.gov/PUC/aboutus/commmtgs.htm> are recorded on the webcast archives <http://www.californiaadmin.com/cpuc.shtml> of the meetings posted on-line.
I’ve highlighted the key points to consider. I will be back in the office on Monday if you want to further discuss..

Best,
Sheri Boles

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