No opting out of smart meters: aldermen suggest

There should be no way to opt out of having an automated utility meter, even temporarily, if the City of Medicine Hat goes ahead with a city-wide system, two aldermen told a city committee on Thursday.

City staff presented the regular Energy Committee meeting with a plan to persuade reluctant ratepayers and impose fees associated with the costs of operating both “smart meters” and traditional gauges for two years while the city installs the system.

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