ALERT: CPUC Passes SDG&E / SCE Opt-out Plans. 19th April 2012. Today, the CPUC (California Public Utilities Commission) unanimously passed both San Diego Gas & Electric and Southern California Edison opt-out proposals for the utilities’ embattled RF-radiation emitting smart meters. This will impact Southern California customers of SDG&E and SCE, two of the state’s three largest independently operated utilities. Residential customers of both utilities may now officially request that the smart meters be removed from their residences. Edison indicates 28,000 have indicated an interest in opting out, and SDG&E has gone from an estimate of around a hundred to 3,000, to date. We think if the public understood the health, safety, privacy, or security issues better, and there was not a fee, close to 100% would opt-out.