NV Energy customers able to opt out of smart meters
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- After thousands of complaints, the Public Utilities Commission voted to approve an opt out program for NV Energy customers who don't want to use a smart meter.
The plan requires customers to buy into an alternative system; paying about $100 for installation and about $8 per month for a digital meter that does not transmit data.
However, at today's vote dozens of people asked the commission to consider retrofitting the old analog meters.
Commissioners voted through the newly proposed plan but suggested it would be possible to file a rehearing focused on the issue of analog meters.
If they did not approve the opt out program today, customers would have been forced to use smart meters.