Troy City Council Approves Smart Meter Opt-Out Resolution
Council supports residents' ability to opt out of using DTE Energy's "smart" meters, which wirelessly transmit usage information to the utility company.
Troy City Council unanimously passed a resolution Monday night supporting the ability of Troy residents to opt out of using smart meters – new meters that monitor utility customers' usage with precision online by wirelessly transmitting usage data.
Council had discussed the resolution, which was introduced by Troy Mayor Janice Daniels, at its July 9 and June 18 meetings. The resolution is modeled after a resolution drafted by the Oakland County Board of Commissioners.
A recently completed Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) report also recommends that DTE Energy allow customers to opt out of its "smart meter" program.
The resolution and supporting documentation is attached to this story as a PDF file and may also be downloaded here.