Yes, I heard about this from the Morning show on WFLA FM . The problem is with this is like the smart meters what if it really ended up with a higher cost to you and two if you decided you did not like it or it did not fit your needs could you opt out of it. These questions have not yet been answer. Also would if enough people got on this ban wagon wouldn't it change the peek time? This then would throw you in a higher electric plan. Also the question is if your house or rental is not energy efficient how would this effect your cost with these smart thermostat. So lots of questions and so far no answers from the city and lots more question that have not been listed here that has not been answered yet. Don't forget the smart meter was supposed to lower people electric bill and did exactly the opsit. No one has gave a good reason why this has happen. The best answer they came up with here is that the meter readers was not reading the meters right. Now you are saying that the city employed meter readers that could not read and write ? I don't think so I think the smart meters is just not working right but guess what you can't do anything about it but pay the bill. So in my opinion is to be careful what you sign up for. Sign, JP ( Joe Plummer) joeplummer@xxxxxxx -----Original Message----- From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Allison and Chip Orange Sent: Thursday, November 11, 2010 2:58 PM To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [tabi] new electricity pricing plan (optional) Hi all, below is info on the new optional electricity pricing plan. instead of a single price, you can switch to a plan which prices it based on the time of day when you use the power. To go with this, you can purchase thermostats which automatically change their temp settings based on the time of day, along with electric hot water timers which do the same thing. Chip ------- The City Commission approved the first optional rate plan at its October 27, 2010 meeting. This new offering is known as the Nights & Weekends Pricing Program. As a new Energy Smart Plus program, it offers customers an alternative rate option with a lower price on electricity used during nights (7 p.m. - 7 a.m.), weekends and holidays at 7.921 cents / kWh and a higher rate during weekdays (7 a.m. - 7 p.m.) at 22.264 cents / kWh. The program is open to 2,000 City of Tallahassee Electric customers as a pilot from November 1, 2010 through April 30, 2012. More info at: http://www.talgov.com/you/energy/nw.cfm Frequently Asked Questions and Answers from that site are copied below. Q: What are the rates associated with Nights & Weekends? A: Currently, our electricity is at 12.158 cents / kWh all day, every day. The new plan will be split between Daytime @ 22.264 cents / kWh and Nights & Weekends @ 7.921 cents / kWh. State holidays are also at the Nights & Weekends rate of 7.921 cents / kWh. Q: Can I stop the program at any time? A: Yes, but if you return to the program, we will ask you to stay for a minimum of one year. Q: If I leave the program will I be able to re-enroll? A: Yes, as long as there are available spots in the program; and you'll be required to remain on the plan for at least a full year. Q: When does this program start? A: Customers can start signing up on November 1, 2010. Q: How can I sign up? A: Call 891.4YOU (4968) or fill out a Customer Request Form for more information or to sign up. Check out the TABI resource web page at http://acorange.home.comcast.net/TABI and please make suggestions for new material. if you'd like to unsubscribe you can do so through the freelists.org web interface, or by sending an email to the address tabi-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject. Check out the TABI resource web page at http://acorange.home.comcast.net/TABI and please make suggestions for new material. if you'd like to unsubscribe you can do so through the freelists.org web interface, or by sending an email to the address tabi-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject.