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AARP challenges AEP-PSO smart meter plan

By ROD WALTON - Tulsa World Modified: July 23, 2014 at 8:26 am •  Published: July 23, 2014
A key holdout against AEP-PSO’s $120 million plan to install smart meters statewide had its day in court Tuesday.

Representatives with retirees advocate AARP testified in front of Administrative Law Judge Jacqueline Miller at the Oklahoma Corporation Commission courtroom in Oklahoma City. Miller could make her recommendation after the Aug. 22 filing deadline, then the full commission would vote on the plan.

American Electric Power-Public Service Co. of Oklahoma hopes to raise bills about $3.11 per month for residential customers to pay for the smart meter installation. The utility plans to install more than 500,000 meters statewide.

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