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Genesis smart meter blamed for increased charges

posted Sep 22, 2011, 7:20 PM by ema-1 ema-1   [ updated Sep 22, 2011, 7:31 PM ]
"Hayley Byron Wood is blaming her Genesis Energy Advanced Meter for a massive jump in her power bill.

After the meter was installed in her home in April, Wood's power bill went through the roof, nearly quadrupling to more than $700 in July as winter and the new meter kicked in.

"I'm not using that amount of power," Wood insists.

However Genesis says the readings have been correct and an expensive oil heater, poor insulation and the cold winter were to blame"

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