AEP Seeks To Charge Customers Who Decline "Smart Meters"

Aug 29, 2014

Columbus-based American Electric Power customers could be charged if they decide not to accept one of the utility's "smart meters." 


AEP is asking the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to place a 32-dollar monthly charge on the bills of people who want their electric meter read manually.  The Ohio Consumers Counsel says the fee is excessive and does not accurately reflect the cost of reading meters manually.