Central Maine Power fights smart meter complaints

The Associated Press
Posted Nov. 19, 2010, at 3:46 p.m.

SCARBOROUGH, Maine — Central Maine Power wants the state’s Public Utilities Commission to dismiss two complaints objecting to plans to install electrical “smart meters” on homes and businesses in the southern part of the state.

Last week, the utility asked the PUC to dismiss a complaint which said the new meters could cause fires in homes with older wiring.

On Wednesday, the utility asked the PUC to reject health and cyber security concerns about the wirelessly networked meters.

CMP says the first complaint is unreasonable. As for the other complaint, the utility says the meters meet federal guidelines and there’s no evidence they create health problems.

Proponents say smart meters can help reduce energy use.

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