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A new study has concluded that Central Maine Power Co.'s (CMP) smart meters pose no danger to the utility's customers. The independent study, conducted by C2 Systems and True North Associates, found that the devices' radio-frequency (RF) emissions are well below levels considered safe by the Federal Communications Commission.

According to a Portland Press Herald report, the Maine Public Utilities Commission ordered the investigation last summer after the Maine Supreme Judicial Court sided with smart meter opponents who expressed health concerns and questioned the legality of smart meter installations. CMP, which is tasked with installing smart meters for approximately 615,000 customers, is caught in an ongoing investigation related to smart meter backlash, and hearings are scheduled for May.

This study follows others recently ordered by state regulators elsewhere in the U.S. For example, the Vermont Department of Public Service announced in January that its study concluded that Green Mountain Power's smart meters emit safe RF levels.

To read the full Portland Herald report, click here.




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