Dominion Virginia Power Deceptive Smart Meter Practices

Dominion Virginia Power Deceptive Smart Meter Practices.
via email from Ann Mallek – August 6, 2015

Please help to make residents aware of deceptive practices on the part of Dominion Virginia Power smart meter installers.
Two Board of Supervisors members have been approached recently by Dominion Virginia Power smart meter installers at their homes to accept installation of smart meters. When each expressed concerns about smart meter installation, the installer stated that Dominion was charging an ongoing surcharge of $30 per month for the non-communicating alternative to a smart meter.
When challenged about the validity of the $360 annual fee to access the non-communicating alternative, the Dominion Smart Meter team confirmed on 8/6/15 that this threatened surcharge does not exist:
I apologize for any confusion, currently there is no fee for a Non-Communicating Meter and Dominion has not filed for permission to charge a fee.
An opt out program is available to all residents with no fee, as assured by Dominion representatives who came before the Board of Supervisors last year to talk about smart meters. Citizens are directed to the Dominion website to access opt out program information:
Or can request opt out program information by email:
I want to prevent deceptive misinformation from adversely affecting Albemarle County residents. If you have experienced a visit from a Dominion Virginia Power smart meter installer and received this type of misinformation, please contact your Albemarle supervisor at Please include your contact information.
Thank you.
Ann Mallek