ComEd customers who refuse smart meters will be fined

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February 6, 2014 3:59:26 PM PST
ComEd customers who refuse to allow the installation of smart meters or don't allow crews access to install them will be fined.

That's the word Thursday from the Illinois Commerce Commission.

And that fine will be a hefty one: $21.59 every month.

The meters electronically send customer information to ComEd and eliminate the need for meter readers.

The smart meters are mandated by state law.