Bill Summaries: H577 (2021)

  • Summary date: Apr 14 2021 - View summary

    Amends Article 7 of Chapter 62 of the General Statutes (Rates of Public Utilities) to add GS 62-159.3 prohibiting utility companies from installing smart meters that allow the utility to control usage at residences or businesses without signed, written consent of the customer. Also prohibits fees associated with choosing not to have a smart meter installed or for having a smart meter uninstalled. Establishes liability for damage to property or person resulting from installing a smart meter without consent.