PG&E replacing 1600 defective Smartmeters

FRESNO, Calif.

The utility announced, about 1,600 of the meters can run fast in warm temperatures, which leads them to miscalculate electric bills. It's a small percentage of the 2-million Smartmeters that have been installed at homes and businesses.

PG&E plans to replace the meters at no cost to customers, and issue full refunds to anyone who received an inaccurate bill. The company says average refund will be about $40.00 per customer. PG&E will also issue a $25.00 credit for customer inconvenience.

Any customers with questions can contact PG&E Smartmeter Help Line at 1-866-743-0263.

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