For a few homeowners, having a smart meter doesn’t seem like a bright idea.

They’re worried about privacy, health risks and their lack of choice in the matter.

In response to their complaints, the Public Utility Commission of Texas last month began evaluating whether to let electric customers opt out of the devices that power companies say improve efficiency for the companies and their customers.

More than 100 homeowners across the state signed a petition asking the PUC to put a moratorium on the installation of smart meters while it considers the opt-out idea.

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