It’s not a big secret that I thought the Com Ed-Ameren Smart Meter bill was a scam.
“It’s going to save money.”
That was the pitch.
Now Statehouse News has come up with price tags.
Take a read:
“Anne Pramaggiore, president and CEO of Commonwealth Edison, or ComEd, said in a news release that ‘customers will be able to see for themselves the benefits of this exciting technology as they take greater control over their energy consumption.’
“The smart meters are expected to increase annual electricity costs by an average of $36 annually for ComEd customers and $3.40 for customers of Ameren, southern Illinois’ utility.”
Here is the House Roll Call. The vote was taken without debate.
Democrat Jack Franks could not resist getting publicity for switching his vote to Com Ed’s position.