Charges reduced for customers who don't want smart meters
The state Public Utilities Commission voted Wednesday to provide a cheaper alternative to residents who don't want a smart meter. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The state Public Utilities Commission voted Wednesday to provide a cheaper alternative to residents who don't want a smart meter.
Thousands of NV Energy customers opposed the installation of smart meters on their homes.
The commission approved a plan in November, allowing NV Energy to charge customers $107 to install an alternate meter.
But Wednesday, that fee was lowered to $52 and allows companies to decide what kind of alternative meter should be used, which means some homeowners could keep their analog meters.
The monthly charge for an alternative meter was also reduced from $9 to $8.82.
It was estimated 4,500 customers in Clark County and 3,000 in northern Nevada did not want the smart meters.