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NV Energy, PUC agree on smart meter opt-out

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Smart meter controversy has led to protests at utility meetings. (Matt DeLucia/FOX5) Smart meter controversy has led to protests at utility meetings. (Matt DeLucia/FOX5)
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Following a long series of complaints, filings and meetings, the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUC) and NV Energy have come to an agreement on a smart meter opt-out program.

A spokesperson told FOX5 the public utility is now in the process of calculating rates and must file a rate tariff within five business days for approval.

The utility denies the meters are unsafe, but public criticism has run the gamut from invasion of privacy claims to concerns over radiation exposure.

According to the PUC, customers will now have the option of obtaining a non-communicating digital meter instead of the smart meter. It will include a one-time installation fee as well as recurring monthly charges.

In southern Nevada, the one-time installation fee is $98.75, with a recurring monthly charge of $8.14.

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