IF YOU WANT TO OPT OUT of Advanced Metering (smart meters), NOW IS THE TIME! Installation begins in our neighborhoods WITHIN THE MONTH!
3 Steps to take:
1. Go to http://seattle.gov/light/ami/docs/Seattle-City-Light-AMI-Opt-out-Application.pdf to download an opt out application.
2. In order to retain your present analog meter, based on the experience of others taking these actions, people will ALSO need to do the following: When filling out the opt-out application, strike-through this sentence: “By signing this form, I acknowledge that a non communicating digital meter will be installed at the premise listed on this form in lieu of an Advanced Meter;” they initial this change. In the ‘REASON FOR OPT OUT,’ people have written: “I wish to retain my present analog meter and I am willing to receive a refurbished analog meter if necessary.”
3. People should also email Kelly Enright and state that they are opting out AND wish to retain their analog meter and be placed on her list. Get written acknowledgement. Persistence is required. You can also copy this to Seattle City Light Opt-Out. Some have certified mailed the application with return receipt requested.
Contact information is:
Attn: Kelly Enright
(Customer Care Director/Seattle City Light)
700 5th AVE, Suite 3200, Seattle, WA 98104-5031
Seattle City Light Attn: Advanced Metering
Opt-Out / Customer Care Division
P.O. Box 34023, Seattle, WA 98124-4023
ph: (206) 727-8777 fx: (206) 684-3428
For more information, people can visit www.safemeters.org (local advocacy) to learn more about this complex issue and why it is important to opt out.