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December 1, 2015

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NV Energy seeks OK for extra fees on analog meters

CARSON CITY — NV Energy has filed with state regulators its proposed added rates for thousands of customers who want to retain their analog meters instead of switching to so-called smart meters.

The company is asking the state Public Utility Commission for permission to charge an initial one-time fee of $52.86 for an analog meter and a monthly fee to cover the cost of employees to read the meters.

The monthly fee would be $8.82 in Southern Nevada and $8.72 in Northern Nevada. The number of analog meters would be restricted to 12,000 in Southern Nevada and 4,500 in Northern Nevada.

NV Energy has installed smart meters statewide. The meters can be read remotely from a central location.

But some customers have complained that they do not want the new meters, citing, among other things, health concerns.

The rates must be approved by the PUC.

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