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State approves trial smart meter opt-out program

The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada today approved a trial smart meter opt-out program.

The decision allows consumers to receive a noncommunicating digital meter instead of a smart meter. In addition, the commission 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.

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

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The Record Courier Updated Nov 28, 2012 04:32PM Published Nov 27, 2012 08:10PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.