in News Departments > New & Noteworthy
print the content item

Illinois-based utility ComEd has announced that three of its smart meters have overheated and led to fires, according to a Chicago Sun-Times report.

The utility said the three reported fires happened in River Forest in 2010 and 2011 and in Berwyn earlier this year.

ComEd noted that it believes the overheating issues stem from bad connections to the customers' wiring, not from the meters themselves.

"The cause was related to fitting and connection issues with an older-model socket that had a poor connection at the point where the customers’ wires and ComEd’s wires meet," the utility said in a statement.

To read the full report, click here.




Hse SandyHook
Latest Top Stories

NERC CIP Version 5: Security In The Age Of Cyber Warfare

An expert from Waterfall Security Solutions finds that the latest standards are a leap forward for cybersecurity.


Does Income Determine Who Benefits The Most From Smart Grids?

According to the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative, low-income consumers may be at a disadvantage.


Accenture And Siemens Form Smart Grid Joint Venture

OMNETRIC Group will help utilities improve energy efficiency, grid operations and reliability.


Maine Public Utilities Commission: Smart Meters Are Safe

According to a report by the commission, there is no direct link between smart meters and health issues.


Report: Global Solar Deployment Topped Wind In 2013

Research firm Clean Edge finds that solar surpassed wind for the first time since it began tracking international markets in 2000.

S&C Electric_id176
edf_id