I have moved into a house that has a smart meter, but it is not working. The utility co. has not realized this yet. I have researched smart meters and am aware of their many health and privacy issues. I am a 3 time cancer survivor and also have multiple chemical & other sensitivities. I have not reported the defective meter yet because I do not want it replaced with a working smart meter. I do not know whether my utility co. (Rockwood Electric Utility) has an opt out program (I asked this question of 2 different people by phone, but could not get an answer without giving my personal information, which I am not prepared to do yet). After an exhaustive search I have been unable to find reliable local assistance in this matter. Do I have the legal right to refuse a smart meter in TN? Can REU (legally) charge me more or disconnect my service? What is the best way to approach this situation?
This question does not fit in the class action section. I would think it should be answered by a Tennessee lawyer familiar with public utility regulation .
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