Public Utilities Commission hosts smart meter meeting |

Public Utilities Commission hosts smart meter meeting

The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada will review a report detailing the recommendations from the commission’s recent smart meter investigation at a meeting next week.

The meeting has been scheduled at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the commission’s Carson City office, 1150 E. William St., with videoconferencing to its Las Vegas office, 9075 W. Diablo Drive, Suite 250.

The smart meter investigation report is scheduled to be filed with the commission on Thursday. The report will be posted to the commission’s website.

Public comment received at consumer sessions last fall prompted the commission to open its investigation into NV Energy’s smart meter program and its implementation. The commission conducted two workshops. The first in December covered broad topics of concern related to smart meters. At a second workshop last month, discussion focused on opt-out proposals NV Energy was asked to file with the commission as part of the ongoing investigation.

Information regarding the commission’s investigation, including NV Energy’s opt-out proposals, is available at listed under Docket 11-10007. From the left navigational bar on the home page, select Docket Info, followed by All Dockets. Scroll to Docket number 11-10007 and click View.

NV Energy began installing smart meters in Southern Nevada last summer and started its second phase of installation in Northern Nevada in December. The statewide project is scheduled to be completed by December 2012.