Proposal would lower smart meter opt-out fee

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Updated: 12/18/2012 5:18 pm

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The state Bureau of Consumer Protection and NV Energy are proposing a compromise on a smart meter opt-out program.

The Las Vegas Review Journal reports the utility filed documents Monday with the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada. The proposed agreement would allow analog meters instead of digital meters, and would lower the up-front fee for customers opting out.

NV Energy has installed about 1.3 million smart meters, which transmit data directly to the utility. But some customers have criticized the program, saying the meters may pose health hazards or invade privacy.

The commission originally agreed to a one-time opt-out fee of $108 for northern Nevada customers or $99 for southern Nevada customers, and recurring monthly charges of about $8.

Monday's proposal recommends an up-front charge as low as $53.


Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal,


©2012 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!

Featured Segments/Shows

All content © Copyright 2015 Intermountain West Communications, LLC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
You may also view our Sitemap

Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.