The deployment of advanced metering infrastructure has generated a lot of public criticism, some of it flat out nuts.
But the reason Baton Rouge residents are unhappy with Entergy's roll out of it may be unique.
Entergy's distribution lines are underground in some sections of Baton Rouge, meaning the utility can't put AMI access points on utility poles, since there aren't any. Instead, it has to put them on fancy-looking black street light fixtures where, because they're white, they stand out like sore thumbs.
Perhaps, to keep its Baton Rouge customers happy, Entergy should take some advice from the Rolling Stones and paint its access points, black.