1Amending Title 66 (Public Utilities) of the Pennsylvania
2Consolidated Statutes, further providing for duties of
3electric distribution companies.

4The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
5hereby enacts as follows:

6Section 1. Section 2807(f)(2)(iii) of Title 66 of the
7Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes is amended to read:

8§ 2807. Duties of electric distribution companies.

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10(f) Smart meter technology and time of use rates.--

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12(2) Electric distribution companies shall furnish smart
13meter technology as follows:

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15(iii) In accordance with a depreciation schedule not
16to exceed 15 years. Customers may opt out of receiving 

1smart meter technology under this subparagraph by 
2notifying, in writing, the electric distribution company. 
3The following shall apply:

4(A) The electric distribution company shall
5provide an opt-out form to consumers upon request and
6may provide a method for consumers to opt out
7electronically through the electric distribution
8company's Internet website.

9(B) The commission shall create and regulate a
10surcharge for consumers who elect to opt out of
11receiving smart meter technology under this
12subparagraph. The surcharge may include a one-time
13fee and a monthly fee reflective of the actual costs
14incurred by an electric distribution company to
15install, read, maintain or service the meters of
16customers who elect to opt out.

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18Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.