in News Departments > New & Noteworthy
print the content item

Vermont officials are searching for an expert to study potential health effects caused by smart meters. According to a Rutland Herald report, the state's Department of Public Service issued the request for proposals in December to address Vermonters' concerns about radio frequencies emitted from the meters.

The department has already paid Washington-based Richard Tell Associates $68,000 to conduct research on smart meter emissions, and the new bid calls for another independent expert to review scientific work on radio frequencies, says the newspaper.

James Porter, a Department of Public Service spokesperson, told the Rutland Herald that the department believes that smart meter emissions are “well within federal safety standards.”

To read the full report, click here.






Hse SandyHook
Latest Top Stories

DOE Report: U.S. Wind Power Prices Reach All-Time Low

According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), wind power continues to play a larger role in the U.S.' energy mix and is the cheapest it has ever been in the country.


Survey Reveals What U.S. Consumers Expect From Their Utilities

GE's new survey measures Americans' views on the state and future of the grid, as well as how much extra consumers would be willing to pay for better power reliability.


How A GIS Can Help Utilities Address The Aging Workforce And Capitalize On Data

Baby Boomers, whose experience and know-how have served the utility industry so well for decades, are retiring. The author suggests utilities can use a geographic information system (GIS) to fill in resultant knowledge gaps.


Sensus Smart Meters Tied To More Overheating Incidents And Fires

SaskPower is investigating two new meter failures, and Portland General Electric is working to replace 70,000 Sensus units amid fire concerns.


SaskPower Halts Smart Meter Installations Following Fires

The Canadian utility has suspended its smart meter deployment as it investigates half a dozen fires associated with the meters.

S&C Electric_id176
edf_id180