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Opt-Out Policy

We believe in providing a choice to our customers. Seattle City Light customers who are not interested in receiving the benefits of the utility's Advanced Metering program will be able to opt out, using a recently approved policy.

Customers who are interested in opting out of an advanced meter may submit a request for a non-communicating digital meter. 

Opting out

You can opt out of an advanced meter by:

Eligibility Guidelines to Opt-Out

  • Applicant must be a residential customer.
  • Non-property owners who wish to opt out must obtain signed permission from the property owner.
  • Applicant is responsible for providing and maintain access to City Light for purposes of meter installation, maintenance, and reading.
  • Net metering customers are not eligible to opt out.

Comparing City Light Meters

As shown by the following chart, there are additional costs associated with opting out, and there are fewer benefits with a non-communicating digital meter. Fees cover the utility’s overhead and costs for administering the alternative meter and equipment as well as ongoing maintenance and meter reading. Benefits to the program will not be realized until the program is fully automated. Recurring meter reading fee will not be administered until after the opt-out customer’s meter reading route transitions to automated reading.

 

Advanced Meter

Opt-out with
Non-communicating Digital Meter

Opt-out with
Non-communicating Digital Meter
Income-Qualified
**

View daily electricity use

Yes

No

No

Outage detection

Yes

No

No

Remotely connecting service

Yes

No

No

One-time service and
administration fee

NO CHARGE

$124.43

$49.77

One-time installation fee per meter

NO CHARGE

NO CHARGE within two-week notice prior to scheduled meter installation

NO CHARGE within two-week notice prior to scheduled meter installation

 

 

$84.21 without
two-week notice

$33.68 without
two-week notice

Recurring meter reading fee

NO CHARGE

$15.87
per future billing cycle

$6.35
per future billing cycle

**Income-qualified participants of the Utility Discount Program will receive 60% discount.




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