April 5th, 2012 – We have been informed by Ashley at Accu-Read that there is no opt-out list for these cities where they are installing. What they do if someone objects to installation is take the person’s information and have someone from DTE call them. DTE has a “delayed install list” but no opt-out list until the issue is resolved by MPSC. Accu-Read maintains no list.
March 21st, 2012 - We have been informed that if you are a resident of one of the above 3 cities, you may be able to opt out of having a ‘smart meter’ installed just by calling DTE’s installation contractor: Accu-Read at (855) 864-2271. There may be a fee for opting out the amount of which has not yet been set by the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC).
Getting on this list now will mean no smart meter will be installed on your home – at least in the next few months. When the MPSC finalizes all details of the opt-out program, you will be in a better position if you have prevented an installation than if you allow an installation now and try to get the meter removed later on.
Please use the “Comments” window below to provide us feedback as to what your experience was when you requested to be put on the list. Thanks.