Here’s an email a friend received from Mr. Melnykovych at the PSC re. Smart Meters and KU’s plans for installation on homes in their jurisdiction:
Good morning –
The PSC currently has an administrative proceeding underway to consider a number of issues related to smart grid technology, including smart meters. A decision in this matter is a number of months away. The case number in this matter is 2012-00428.
Records in the case are available on the PSC website at this location: http://psc.ky.gov/Home/Library?type=Cases&folder=2012 cases/2012-00428.
At this point, issues regarding smart meter installation are being addressed on a case-by-case basis as they arise.
To the best of my knowledge, Kentucky Utilities has not announced any plans for a large-scale installation of automated meters. IF KU moves to install smart meters in advance of a PSC setting forth any standards, and you are unable to come to an accommodation with the utility, you can contact our Consumer Services Division at 800-772-4636 to see whether there is anything they can do to assist you.
Director of Communications
Kentucky Public Service Commission
211 Sower Boulevard
Frankfort, KY 40601
Her email to the PSC (which is way nicer than mine, a good reminder that you catch more flies with honey):
Dear Mr. Melnykovych,
I am writing to let you know that I do not wish to have a Smart (AMR) Meter installed at my home. Currently, I don’t have one but I am concerned that I might be slated to receive one.
I called the PSC customer service line to let them know that I am concerned about this. I have also contacted Kentucky Utilities but was informed that it may not be up to me. I am wondering if you know if there’s anything I can do to keep my normal meter.
Thanks in advance for your help.