Public Utilities Commission approves smart meter opt-out trial program

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Updated: 11/27/2012 6:50 pm
CARSON CITY, Nev. (KRNV & -- The Public Utilities Commission has approved a trial smart meter opt-out program.

The decision allows consumers to receive a non-communicating digital meter instead of a smart meter. The commission says they also adjusted NV Energy’s original opt-out proposal and approved lower rates for a one time installation fee and recurring monthly charges for the alternative meter.

The higher cost, PUC says, is because non-communicating digital meter requires a manual reading once a month. Smart meters transmit data wirelessly in intervals throughout the day, so the commission said the non-communicating digital meter better addresses customer concerns associated with smart meters, radio transmissions and the collection of interval data.

In Southern Nevada, the upfront installation fee is $98.75 for electric meters, with a recurring monthly charge of $8.14. In Northern Nevada, installation cost for electric meters is $107.66. The extra monthly charge is $8.04. Northern Nevada natural gas customers opting out of a smart meter will pay a one-time fee of $6.08. There is no ongoing extra charge for natural gas customers.

For additional information about the trial opt-out program, visit the PUCN’s website at A Trial Opt-out Program link will be available later this week.

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