PG&E Smart Meter installation protested in San Francisco 

The installation of PG&E Smart Meters was protested by a small group in San Francisco's Marina district Monday, a protester said.

About eight people gathered at about 10 a.m. around a truck from Wellington Energy Inc., the company that Pacific Gas and Electric contracts to install the SmartMeters, organizer November Alexis said.

San Francisco Police Department officers arrived at the protest, which was near Avila and Prado streets, at about 10:15 a.m. and instructed the protesters to move so the truck could get through, Alexis said.

She said the group retreated at about 10:30 a.m. to 101 Cervantes Blvd., where SmartMeters were scheduled to be installed at noon.

Police Lt. Troy Dangerfield confirmed that a small protest was under way and said no problems had been reported.

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