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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