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Public Utilities Commission Investigating New Smart Meters

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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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