Westchester County Legislator Michael Kaplowitz, D-Somers, will hold a press conference tomorrow with state Assemblywoman Sandy Galef, D-Ossining, to announce her support for a state bill aimed at helping Westchester County residents obtain what Kaplowitz likes to call “smart” electric meters.
The meters Kaplowitz wants county residents to have access to would, among other things, allow customers to see what price they are paying at that exact time for energy and adjust their consumption accordingly.
Kaplowitz contends the meters could save customers up to 30 percent on their monthly electric bills. Joe Littman, Regional Manager for the New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA), is expected to be on hand for the afternoon event, along with representatives from Riverkeeper, the Sierra Club, Federated Conservationists of Westchester County (FCWC), and Citizens Campaign for the Environment.
It’s unclear what the bill’s fate might be, since state legislators are nearing the expected end of their session.