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AEP Seeks To Charge Customers Who Decline "Smart Meters"

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.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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