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Smart meters in Arkansas

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Asked on December 18, 2020 7:11 pm
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Here is a story of a woman who sent rounds 1 -3 of the NoL and stood up to the Opt-out for years:

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Answered on December 19, 2020 4:29 pm
Thanks. I'll look at it.
( at December 19, 2020 4:40 pm)
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Hello Jesse,
Concerning the Opt-out, yes, it is a mini contract but you can still send the NoL if you take the Opt-out. 
Most states are offering the digital meter as an Opt-out meter. So, it's a bit tricky.
What type of meter do you actually have right now?
Is it an analogue meter or a smart meter? 
In most states in the US the utilities are using an extortion tactic where they remove  your analogue meter (or smart meter) and replace it with a wireless digital meter which is very much the same thing. Yes, they all charge installation and monthly fees for this "bait and switch"..
There is a clause in the NoL that addresses the fees:
"No additional fees may be charged to the Claimant/Libellant for not receiving a so named "smart meter", "advanced meter", and or Trespassing Technology."
If you visit your utility's website and scrutinize the terms and conditions of their Opt-out, it will be posted somewhere .... so you will know for sure what they are planing to give you. 
Now, if you have other questions about the Opt-out, let me explain.
We do not advise on how YOU should handle it. Everyone is different. Some can stand up to it and some cannot. It depends on you.
When the utility company offers you an Opt-out, they are trying to get your agreement in a mini-contract.
Each situation is different, but at the same time, the Opt-out is everywhere, it is universal, so there are certain things seen over and over. Number one, there is always a commission (and maybe a co-op), but the commission is corrupt. It is trying to get you into a mini-contract, where you are part of a program, but they don’t tell you the other steps of the program.
With this program, the utilities are still trying to give everyone a smart meter. It  is a stepping-stone  that leads to the smart meter. First, they let you keep your analog for a while, and then they upgrade you to a digital, and eventually move you to a smart meter.
If you do not take the Opt-out and you do not pay the fees, they cannot legally turn off your electricity, but they might. So there is no one answer for what you should do in this situation. 
Every utility is acting slightly differently and there is no way to predict what a criminal will do. There are rules and laws, but criminals break them. So there is no exact answer to this question. In an emergency situation, where vulnerable people are at risk of a power cut, the Opt-out might be the best choice.

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Answered on December 19, 2020 4:21 pm
Actually I am planning to buy land soon in the area. But it will be raw land and I plan to live off grid so I will never need a meter period. But I did read the NoL again and remembered that it said "at or near" and since all words are interpreted by the Claimant, I can mean "near" as being a large radius and that I am looking out for my fellow men and women in the area. So I am going to go ahead and do the NoL with a good conscience. Thanks.
( at December 19, 2020 4:39 pm)