Who We Are
Consumers Power Alliance (CPA) is a coalition of concerned citizens and organizations, dedicated to the promotion and support of America's safe, reliable, cost-efficient and secure energy production, supply and delivery systems, who have banded together to oppose the rushed deployment of wireless smart meters and global smart grid as reckless, eco-toxic and dangerous.
We are currently involved in the controversy over mandatory smart meters and the smart grid as consumer educators and advocates. Tobin Law Group represents our interests at the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC), effectively defending ratepayers’ freedom of choice and consumer rights. Our recent accomplishments include the November 11, 2011, CPUC Ruling that ordered Southern California Edison (SCE) to provide Opt-Out Programs for their customers. CPA also participated in achieving the requirement that all Investor Owned Utilities offer Delay Install Programs, which serve as a a temporary moratorium on smart meter installation for ratepayers who wish to Opt-Out and do not yet have smart meters, until the CPUC settles on an Opt-Out Decision. CPA was also a party in the action that led to the landmark CPUC Ruling on February 1, 2012, which ordered PG&E to offer Opt-Outs to their customers. The provisions of the Decision, which is expected to be a template for SCE and SDG&E Opt-Out Plans, includes analog meter retention and restoration, opting-out for any or no reason at any time, reasonable fees for set-up and monthly visits by a meter reader, and a Phase 2 Hearing to remedy outstanding issues such as community and MDU opt-outs.
Donations may be made directly to James M. Tobin; Tobin Law Group; 1100-D Mar West Street; Tiburon, CA 94920. Please designate that it is for the CPA Legal Fund.
Consumers Power Alliance (CPA) is a public benefit association dedicated to the ongoing education, representation, and protection of California consumers. CPA participates in the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) regulatory proceedings and other related activities.
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