• Yes. Currently, an additional $25 monthly fee will be added to the customer’s bill to recover the PUD’s costs to perform manual readings of the meter by a District employee. That fee is the AMI Opt-Out Monthly Charge – for dispatching District personnel to read non-remote meters that was approved by the PUD Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, December 19th. The fee will help recover costs associated with employee time, fuel, and vehicle maintenance.
  • The PUD is reevaluating the cost to opt-out and will continue to do so on a regular basis.
  • Download the AMI Opt-Out Application (PDF)
  • Download the Miscellaneous Charges for Customers policy(PDF) which includes language pertaining to the AMI Opt-Out Monthly Charge
  • If you choose to Opt-Out, the radio transceiver function of the new meter will be turned off.