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1. We live on Kauai. We expect to pay more for electricity. The National average is 12.54 cents per KWH KIUC charges about 3 times that. Cents per KWH Approximate KIUC rateNational Average Source: http://www.electricchoice.com/electricity-prices-by-state.php 2. To read a meter The national average is 50 cents. KIUC charges about 20 times that. Cost per meter read$$$Cost in Dollars $$$$$0$Why are we paying $10.27 per month to have a meter read? 3. How many KIUC employees does it take to read 3000 meters? KIUC Claims: One and a half Field Service Reps full time One Field Collection Rep full time 10% of One Managing Engineer And 25% of a SupervisorNo Joke! 4. KIUC Claim: Labor to read meters Source: KIUC handout at 12/17/13 board meeting. Field Service RepMeter ReaderField Collection Reping nag er Ma ine Engis o erv p SurManagementKIUC is charging us more for managing meter readers, than it costs to read the meters . 5. KIUC Claim: Labor to read meters Source: KIUC handout at 12/17/13 board meeting.Total Annual Labor Costs broke down Management(Meter Reader) 1.5 Field Service Repsfull time Field Collection Rep $108,378$143,955$143,955+10% of a Managing Engineer $12,441$168,38425% of a SupervisorTotal$47,565=$312,339KIUC is charging us more for managing meter readers than it costs to read the meters . 6. KIUC's claim: Other Incremental Costs Source: KIUC handout at 12/17/13 board meeting. LineThere ARE Smart Meter Hardware Fees and Smart Meter Software Maintenance Fees.How much are these Smart Meter Fees?Aren't we ALL paying these Smart Meter Fees? Note: There is NO software maintenance with an Analog Meter. 7. KIUC's claim: Other Incremental Costs Source: KIUC handout at 12/17/13 board meeting.LineCheck this out: A pallet of 96 Smart Meters is 31 x 46 x 37 tall. Stacked 2 pallets high, A space just over 10' x 15' will hold 3,000 meters!Do you have a corner of your garage you'd like to rent out for $18,800 a year? 8. KIUC Claim: Yearly Costs to Monthly Costs. Source: KIUC handout at 12/17/13 board meeting.Line$10.27 per meter read! The National average is 50cents per meter read.Does it seem reasonable that Kauai's people will pay 20 times the national average to have their meters read? 9. $10.27 per meter read! Did you know that the average US meter reader reads 600 meters a day? Readers dealing with meters inside homes, rural areas, and ice & snow may read 200 meters a day. Easy access, tight spacing, & mild weather allows reading up to 1800 meters in a day. Kauai does not have ice & snow, seldom has meters inside homes, and has a small amount of road compared to many rural districts.The low end is 200 meters a day. KIUC is claiming to only be able to read half this number on beautiful Kauai! KIUC has redefined the meaning of Kauai time. 10. Are there proven ways KIUC could cut meter reading costs? Yes! Many other power companies offer some or all of the following options to monthly meter reading visits: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.Post Cards (cost about $4.00 per account per year) Online or email entry Phone in readings Sending in a picture Averaging (KIUC has been doing this for years for some)KIUC claims all of these methods cost just as much as sending a meter reader for a personal monthly visit.What do you think? 11. KIUC 20 times the national average!To sum this up: Cost per meter read$$$Cost in Dollars $$$$$0$Best Performers & National Average & KIUC 2014 Source: Meter Reading Profiles & Best Practices 2011 Benchmarking Meter Reading PerformanceDoes this seem fair to you? 12. Be Akamai (Smart)!Vote: NO! new fees KIUC www.NOnewfees.org www.safemeterKauai.org