|NV Energy, AKA Nevada Power, the company that provides power to Nevada residents, may be playing dirty with its customers while playing Good Samaritan. For a very long time, NV Energy, AKA Nevada power, has been trying hard to force its customers to change their power meters over to the so-called “Smart Meters” that many people see as two-edged swords.
Experts on consumer protection believe that the Smart Meter can be used as a tool to spy inside the customer’s home, checking how much water a household uses, how many times the refrigerator is opened, how long a person is in the shower, and even how many times the toilet is being flushed.
Consumer protection agencies believe that if these records can be used under the law, then law agencies may have a new tool for watching the inside of any house (spying) without telling anyone.
Because of the overwhelming number of refusals – people who do not want to have the Smart Meter in their residences – NV Energy, AKA Nevada Power, first tried to force people to use it, but threats of lawsuits stopped them from strong-arming the courageous customers.
Because, as many people believe, there may be additional reasons for the company to try so hard to implement the Smart Meter installation, including getting the courts on their side, now they switched their technique and are offering up to a fifteen percent saving with a new Program Code, “mPowered.”
“Just program your thermostat online and watch your savings add up,” the flyer that has been placed on many doorknobs around the county informs the residents.
Lots of free stuff is given to the customers of NV Energy, AKA Nevada Power, like free intelligent thermostat, free professional installation, free web-based energy optimization service, and free online and mobile access to the customer’s thermostat.
A $299.00 value all free! All from the company that, every time they lose a penny, wants to raise the rates and runs crying to the legislature asking to be allowed to raise the price of the power bills.
Efforts made to speak with someone at NV Energy, AKA Nevada Power, were unsuccessful after contacting fourteen different departments all answered by voicemail or other automated equipment.
At press time, not one of the messages left at those offices were returned.