Event to tout “smart meter” bill


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.


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  1. Westchester Voter on

    You are correct, we do pay a flat rate for power. They are doing this just so 2 legislators could get a press release, and get there names in the paper. Because they do not tackle the real issues that affect our lives.

  2. GOP Westchester on

    What these 2 lawmakers should be working on is the “high tax” school aid, which Westchester was short changed. That really could help all of us.