In response to constituent requests, Commissioner Skrmetta obtained information today from CLECO regarding the installation of Smart Meters in LPSC District 1.
According to CLECO, any Smart Meter installed in LPSC District 1 is part of a voluntary pilot program offered to local customers. Participation in this program is completely optional and no Smart Meters will be installed without prior customer approval. CLECO’s pilot program mirrors the SmartView pilot program that Entergy launched earlier this year.
Consumers are reminded that traditional meters (turning dials) are no longer mechanical but are now solid state electronic (digital).
Commissioner Skrmetta is a steadfast supporter of consumer choice and will continue to work with local providers to ensure that future Smart Meter installation is always voluntary.