If you want to opt out of SMECO’s smart meter installation, contact SMECO at (888) 440-3311. You will then receive a letter confirming your choice to opt out. The letter explains the cost: an initial fee of $75 and a monthly charge of $17. (The $75 fee may be paid in three monthly installments. That means your first three bills will have additional charges of $42, then starting with the fourth bill, the ongoing charge will be $17 per month.) Only residential and small commercial customers with single-phase service may opt out.
If you opt out, SMECO will remove the existing meter, review the condition of the meter base and service conductors, and install a basic digital meter.