NEVADA - Public hearing to be held on smart energy meters

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Public hearing to be held on smart energy meters
By Cy Ryan, Las Vegas Sun
November 4, 2011

“Customers of NV Energy will have a chance next month to air their gripes or support for the controversial smart meter program. The meters already have been installed in more than 500,000 homes in Las Vegas.

Last month, the state Public Utilities Commission voted to open an investigation after hearing complaints from users.

It has now set Dec. 6 for a workshop, and the company and residents will have a chance to present their sides of the issue.

NV Energy began installing the meters earlier this year in the Las Vegas area, and its sister company, Sierra Pacific Power Co. of Reno, plans to start putting them in homes and businesses next month in Northern Nevada.

Consumers who want to participate in the workshop must submit written comments by noon Nov. 18. NV Energy must file written comments by noon Dec. 2.”

Read complete article here: http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2011/nov/04/public-hearing-be-held-smart...

NV Energy’s smart meters to be investigated
By Cy Ryan, Las Vegas Sun, (775) 687-5032
October 25, 2011

“After hearing several complaints about possible health hazards and invasion of privacy, the state Public Utilities Commission has opened an investigation into smart meters installed in more than 500,000 homes in Las Vegas.

Commissioner Rebecca Wagner said there was misinformation or a lack of information when the commission approved NV Energy’s application to begin the project.

She said she wants to look into allowing customers to refuse the installation of the meters and the implications. And she says the investigation should address the health issues and the privacy and security fears.

This should be started now, she said, before “it unravels further.”

Read complete article here: http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2011/oct/25/nv-energys-smart-meters-be-i...

Utilities Commission preps for investigation of smart meters
By Cy Ryan, Las Vegas Sun, (775) 687-5032
October 12, 2011

“CARSON CITY – After hearing complaints from consumers in Las Vegas and Reno, the state Public Utilities Commission is poised to open an investigation into the installation of smart meters that measure the use of electricity in homes and businesses.

Commissioner Rebecca Wagner said the consumer sessions this month in the two cities raised a number of issues, including health fears and security of the meters. Wagner said she wanted to know the “opt out” provisions available to those who decline the meters.”

Read complete article here: http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2011/oct/12/utilities-commission-preps-i...

NV Energy plans switch to smart meters
By Nicole Lucht, Las Vegas Sun
October 9, 2009

“An overhaul to the way homes and businesses consume, and pay for, energy is on the plate of NV Energy customers.

By 2012, the power company expects to have retrofitted as many as 1.54 million homes and small and medium-sized businesses with smart meters, a technology that would allow customers to closely monitor and manage their energy use, if NV Energy receives a $138 million federal grant from the Energy Department. The department is expected to announce grant recipients by the end of October.

If NV Energy doesn’t receive the grant, it will still begin the retrofitting process, but at a much slower pace.”

Read complete article here: http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/oct/09/nv-energy-plans-switch-smart...

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