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Residential smart meters produced by GE and being installed by Chicago-based utility Commonwealth Edison Co. (ComEd) across its service territory have received certification from UL, an independent safety science company.

Earlier this year, UL says it published the "Standard for Safety for Electric Utility Meters." The company reports that the safety standard contains requirements for electric shock, fire, mechanical aspects and radio frequency emissions.

ComEd launched a full deployment of smart meters last year and recently filed a request with the Illinois Commerce Commission to accelerate the installation process.

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