Maine PUC to investigate health and safety of smart meters


Augusta, ME, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — July 26, 2012 – At a meeting on Tuesday the Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) initiated an investigation into the health and safety issue related to Central Maine Power’s installation of smart meter technology.

This follows the decision earlier this month by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court that the PUC had failed to resolve the health and safety issues. However in the same decision the court rejected the claims against CMP’s smart meters associated with privacy and trespass.

The notice of investigation, which was voted by commissioners David Littell and Mark Vannoy, states that an initial case conference will be held on August 2 to discuss a schedule for processing the investigation and petitions to intervene from persons who wish to participate in the proceeding.