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Philadelphia-based utility PECO has announced that it will resume its smart meter installations using Landis+Gyr (L+G) units.

The utility suspended its smart grid program in August amid overheating issues with its Sensus smart meters and related fires. Following an investigation, PECO has decided to continue its installation efforts with L+G meters.

PECO says it plans to swap out the remaining previously installed 96,000 meters with L+G units during the next 45 days. Sensus will serve as the utility's communications network provider.

"Based on our work, along with results of extensive independent testing, PECO has selected the Landis+Gyr meter for use for our customers," Craig Adams, the utility’s president and CEO, said in a press release.

Randolf Wheatley, Sensus' vice president of corporate marketing, told the Philadelphia Inquirer that the vendor is disappointed with PECO’s decision. However, he maintained that the Sensus products are safe.

"All of the investigations we've seen have proven … the Sensus meter is not a problem," Wheatley said.


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