RG&E will hold open house Thursday night on smart meters

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — RG&E is hosting an open house on Thursday to allow customers to ask questions about smart meter installations.

Smart meters are wireless technology that allows RG&E to see hourly usage of gas and electricity. In the next three years, RG&E is switching every home it powers over to a smart meter but you can opt out. The company says the goal is to improve reading accuracy, and ultimately clear up billing issues.

Thursday’s open house is at the Irondequoit Public Library on 1290 Titus Avenue. It runs from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. RG&E has held other open houses including one on Wednesday.

Residents, business owners, and government officials are invited to learn about how smart meter technology works and the timeline of the installations. All customers will receive information a few weeks before smart meters are installed in their neighborhood.

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