A meter reader reads a customer’s electric meter and keys the information into a handheld computer. Duke Energy wants customers who don’t want a smart meter to pay a $150 one-time fee and $11.75 a month to cover the costs of manual meter reading.
A meter reader reads a customer’s electric meter and keys the information into a handheld computer. Duke Energy wants customers who don’t want a smart meter to pay a $150 one-time fee and $11.75 a month to cover the costs of manual meter reading. News & Observer file photo
A meter reader reads a customer’s electric meter and keys the information into a handheld computer. Duke Energy wants customers who don’t want a smart meter to pay a $150 one-time fee and $11.75 a month to cover the costs of manual meter reading. News & Observer file photo

Duke Energy proposes $150 opt-out fee to customers who don’t want a smart meter

August 03, 2016 04:46 PM