Some Residents Unhappy of Installation of Smart Meters
HARLINGEN — Smart meters are being installed in the City of Harlingen and some residents are not happy about the change.
AEP began placing the meters at the end of 2011 and the meter is a two way communication device which digitally read meter levels in households. The meter enables AEP to read the electrical usage of the home remotely and some residents say that ability is an invasion of privacy. AEP Representative Frank Espinoza says, "We will be transmitting again, metering data, there will be no personal information like some people think that we will be soliciting unwanted emails or mail or we will be able to know when customers are home or not that is not true."