Utilities take varied approaches to smart-meter opt-outs

04/2/2012 | CleanTechnica

Consumer concern about wireless smart meters is not likely to go away, but utilities across the country have experimented with solutions for addressing the issue while minimizing the financial and logistical implications. At least two states -- California and Maine -- allow customers to keep their analog meters but charge a service fee to read them, while Nevada has chosen to replace all meters with digital versions and eliminate the transmission function upon request. Meanwhile, other utilities are considering adopting privacy standards being used in Ontario, Canada.

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