we’re so scrod
Remember the last Cahleefohrneeiah “energy crisis?” Turned out it was created by a bunch of sleezy thieves and had absolutely nothing to do with, well… reality.
So, of course:
Every new home and every change to existing homes’ central heating and air conditioning systems will be required to be fitted with a PCT beginning next year ...
Each PCT will be fitted with a “non-removable “ FM receiver that will allow the power authorities to increase your air conditioning temperature setpoint or decrease your heater temperature setpoint to any value they chose. During “price events” those changes are limited to +/- four degrees F and you would be able to manually override the changes. During “emergency events” the new setpoints can be whatever the power authority desires and you would not be able to alter them.
This is how they’re selling it:
PCTs are part of California’s strategy to develop a statewide demand response system that can be used to encourage a more informed and empowered customer base.
Ya think the legislators’ offices in Sacramento will have over-ride buttons?