Your article published March 6 regarding the smart meters was incorrect. Pacific Power will charge both a one-time fee for opting out and also a monthly fee.
The pros and cons of these new meters is a very debated topic. I feel you should have asked someone other than a Pacific Power spokesman regarding the safety concerns for a more balanced perspective.
Albany (March 7)
(Editor's note: The story about smart meter installations was incorrect regarding the fees and has been changed in the online version. A correction also has appeared in the Democrat-Herald.)