The Vermont Public Service Department, which represents the public interest in utility cases before the Vermont Public Service Board, federal regulatory agencies and state and federal courts, is soliciting proposals for services, including expert witness services, for the preparation of a report on health effects related to the radio frequency radiation of smart meters. The

After careful review of the available literature and studies, the Staff of the Michigan Public Service Commission believes that the health risk from the installation and operation of metering systems using radio transmitters is insignificant and the appropriate federal health and safety regulations provide assurance that smart meters represent a safe technology. The report discusses

The Maine Public Utility Commission shocked the industry when it was one of the first states to open an opt-out investigation and subsequently order a smart meter opt-out. Despite taking these steps that many in the utility industry disagree with, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court recently told the MPUC it failed to adequately address the health and

There are bold and extremely risk-averse criminals on the loose in Butte, MT. A spokesperson for NorthWestern Energy confirmed the utility was recently the victim of LIVE power line thefts on two separate occasions! Yes, you read that correctly. Someone, unable to comprehend the hazards of cutting live wires, stole as much as 10 spans

Recently, two studies were released on the effects of radio frequency (RF) exposure of wireless smart meters on humans. The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) issued a report in January concluding the RF exposure from smart meters fell far below the FCC limit. A study by Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) released last

On January 5, 2011, the EMF Safety Network filed an application requesting the Public Utilities Commission of California reconsider its decision to not investigate health-related issues raised by the EMF Safety Network and others opposed to the installation of smart meters. The application states the Commission has an obligation to ensure safe delivery of gas

Despite having approved Central Maine Power’s (CMP’s) Automated Metering Infrastructure (AMI) plan in February 2010 as a program designed to “improve customer service, enhance storm restoration efforts, reduce utility operational costs, save ratepayer and utility costs, and ultimately provide customers with necessary tools to use electricity more efficiently,” on January 4, 2011, the Maine

Pacific Gas & Electric (“PG&E”) and the EMF Safety Network (“Network”) battled over the summer regarding the safety of smart meters.  In early spring, Network submitted an Application to the California Public Utility Commission (“CPUC”) requesting the Commission modify its previous orders approving PG&E’s smart meter program alleging health related concerns. EMF Safety Network is self-described in