Speech to Text for Smart Meter Concerns in Rogue Valley
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yoow-- pacific power is hosting a series of customer workshops to answer questions about smart meters. in response to these workshops-- an anti- smart meter group is organizing a protest. it's scheduled to happen at the same time. [a27]cml smart meter wrkshp i-vo the group says they don't want the smart meters on their homes and pacific power isn't making it easy to opt out. we've already seen a few protests on smart meters for our area. while pacific power says the meters are perfectly safe and will make tracking your energy costs more efficient - "no smart meter" says they still have concerns about their health and capabilities of the meters. [a28]cml smart meter wrkshp i-sotvo "our goal is for public awareness for people to understand how these do pose a health risk to your home primarily. but for them to see primarily that this is a extortion fees if you won't do it. should put up a red flag for everybody." right now you have pay a monthly fee of 36 dollars to opt out of a smart meter - that pays for someone to read your meter. pacific power says no other data is shared or collected, pacific power says it is confident in the technology and that it is safe. tomorrow's smart meter workshop starts at 11 a-m and goes until 1. it'll be at the josephine county fairgrounds in grants pass. again-- during this workshop pacific power will be answering any questions you may have about the devices. it'll also include some demonstrations. as you can see on your screen-- it's happening at the same time and place as the workshop. rogue community college now has