Indian River County Commission passes resolution asking FPL for ‘smart meter’ opt-out choice for customers

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — Without validating or disputing the beliefs of “smart meter” opponents, the Indian River County Commission unanimously passed a resolution urging Florida Power & Light Co. to give its local customers an option to pass on installing the new technology in their homes.

Last week, about a dozen opponents of the new meters cited concerns over possible health problems, fears of intrusion into their lives, and power-rate increases, and persuaded the County Commission to support opt-out clauses once the utility starts activating the meters.

On Tuesday, the commission unanimously passed a resolution drafted by county attorney Alan Polackwich. The resolution recognizes that the commissioners do not have the ability to regulate FPL‘s actions; only the Florida Public Service Commission can do so.


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