February 4th, 2017 – NEWS 10 (WILX) is a tv station serving Lansing and Jackson. Their reporter, Clayton Cummins, just posted yesterday a story headlined as “Consumers Energy blames cold winter for spike in bills”. In this story he interviews a number of people who saw their electric bills double or triple soon after installation of a smart electric meter. He then presents Consumers side of the story – that these sharp increases are caused by the unusually cold winter in December.
Pam and Dee are urging any of you who have a similar story about sharp increases in your electric bills, to send your story to reporter Cummins. There is the possibility that if he hears from enough of us he might do a followup story. His email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please be respectful and on-point with your comments meaning that this specific story is about the “increased bill” aspect of things, not the whole smart meter issue itself- When we stick to the point at hand, we think we have a better chance at making larger initial impact and the fuller story can emerge from there….