By Yvonne Gonzalez | Verde Independent
The Village of Oak Creek’s Big Park Regional Coordinating Council unanimously approved a resolution Oct. 10 that asks the Arizona Corporation Commission to allow APS customers to opt out of the smart meter program without penalty.
APS is at the tail end of its deployment of 1.2 million smart meters in Arizona, replacing analog meters that need to be read manually. The utility has requested the ACC allow them to charge analog customers $75 initially and an additional $30 per month.
A representative from Sedona Smart Meter Awareness, a nonprofit organization that has been educating the public on the possible negative health effects of smart meters, gave a presentation during the Big Park Regional Coordinating Council’s Sept. 19 meeting.