SB 1167
Modifies provisions related to advanced meter installations
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Last Action:
1/25/2024 - Second Read and Referred S Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2024

Current Bill Summary

SB 1167 - Under the act, a utility customer may choose between the placement or use of a traditional or an advanced meter regardless of the utility that provides service to that customer. A utility shall not take certain action relating to customer services as described in the act.

A utility shall notify a customer in writing of the utility's intention to install an advanced meter at the customer's address or to upgrade the functionality of a previously installed advanced meter. Requirements for the notice are described in the act.

The Public Service Commission shall promulgate opt-out procedures to be composed of simple, easy-to-understand steps for customers to opt-out of advanced meter installations under the act. Notice and requirements of the opt-out procedure are described in the act.

Within 30 days after receiving a customer's request for an advanced meter removal from the customer's address, a utility shall remove the advanced meter and replace it with a traditional meter. A utility may charge a one-time all-inclusive fee, not to exceed $125 to remove the advanced meter. A utility shall not charge the fee if the advanced meter was installed in violation of the act. A utility shall not charge a monthly fee for the use of a traditional meter as described in the act.

A utility shall allow each customer to read and report the customer's service usage on a regular basis. Requirements for such reporting are described in the act.

Under the act, the Commission shall not approve a utility tariff that alters rates for customers that do not use an advanced meter. The Commission shall consider the ability to self-read meters as a part of any proceeding that shall fully recognize and value that customers have a legitimate interest in controlling third-party equipment on their property as described in the act.

A customer's energy use data and internet user information shall not be shared by a utility except as provided by a court order or law. Reporting requirements of customer energy use data by a utility is described in the act. A utility shall ensure that any data from an advanced meter communicated by networking technology is sufficiently secured as described in the act.

A utility shall not post a customer's energy use data or bill on the internet, except as provided under the act. A utility shall not wirelessly or remotely shut off service to a customer unless certain requirements are met as described in the act.

This act is substantially similar to HB 1611 (2020).



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