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Officials approve smart meter opt-out program

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Officials have approved an alternative for NVEnergy customers who don't want the new smart meters.

The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada says Southern Nevada customers opting out can pay $98.75 to install an electric meter, plus $8.14 every month.

Northern Nevada customers opting out will pay a $107.66 upfront cost, plus an $8.04 monthly fee.

Northern Nevadans can also opt out of a smart gas meter for a one-time fee of $6.08.

NV Energy has installed about 1.3 million smart meters, which can transmit meter-reading data directly from a home or business to the utility.

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Nov 29, 2012 03:50AM Published Nov 29, 2012 03:49AM Copyright 2012 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.