DTE replacing 7,500 meters
DETROIT (AP) — DTE Energy says it will replace 7,500 high-tech electricity meters to ensure they’re not transmitting information against the wishes of customers.
The so-called smart meters have been installed across DTE’s service territory in southeastern Michigan. They allow the utility to collect electricity usage without sending someone to each home. But some customers with the new meter are willing to pay roughly $10 a month to have someone read it.