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Smart Meters Causing Electrical Bills to Skyrocket

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Credit: Sarah Hussain, Red Dirt Report

by Tim Farley, Red Dirt Report

Smart Meters are causing electrical bills in Claremore to jump as high as 500 percent, according to one resident who claims she paid more than $1,500 in one month.

Shelly Taylor and her family moved into their new home Nov. 1, 2014 and in one month the electrical bill went from $258 to more than $1,000, she said.

“Our lowest has been $880,” Taylor said in an interview with Red Dirt Report.

Before the Smart meters went in, Taylor said her electric bills were never more than $300. In fact, she said the family has taken several conservation steps, including new wall and attic insulation, the installation of double-pane windows and a five-minute time limit on showers.

“I don’t know how much more energy efficient we could be,” she said.

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