July 30, 2014
LAS VEGAS (AP) - State regulators are proposing NV Energy Inc.
offer digital electric meters that can be read from a moving
vehicle to customers who oppose the utility's new smart meters.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the Public Utilities Commission released a draft order Thursday outlining a program for ratepayers who want to opt out of smart meters.
Company officials say replacing 1.45 million analog meters
statewide with meters that can be read remotely would save $36
million a year.
But some customers object, citing fears that electromagnetic waves from the smart meters could be harmful.
The draft order calls for NV Energy to file suggestions for opt-out rates within the next two months.
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