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Pennsylvania PUC expands review of Peco’s overheating smart meter

Published Sept. 7, 2012 by Andrew Maykuth of the Philadelphia Inquirer State regulators on Friday stepped up their inquiry into the safety of Peco Energy Co.’s smart-meter installation program, which the utility suspended last month after some devices caught fire. The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission scheduled an informational meeting for Thursday at its Harrisburg offices and has […]

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PECO confirms to NBC 10 that there have been 26 incidents of smart meters overheating

PECO confirms to NBC 10 that there have been 26 incidents of smart meters overheating

By Doug Shimell and Lauren DiSanto | Friday, Sep 7, 2012 The fires continue.  This news report start picture shows Smart meters that have been replaced along with the meter boxes.  News media arrived after PECO had absconded with the evidence. Read the full article here >> View more videos at: http://nbcphiladelphia.com.

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Commonwealth Edison confirms 3 smart meter fires in the Chicago Region; sending out meter designs for independent evaluation

Chicago Tribune article written by Gregory Karp and published August 30, 2012: Excerpts: Commonwealth Edison confirmed on Thursday that three of its smart meters, which wirelessly relay power-use data between homes and the company, have been involved in “small fires” in the Chicago region. ComEd said the problems stemmed not from the smart meters themselves […]

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Del. Glen Glass Letter to Baltimore Sun: Learning the dangers of smart meters

Del. Glen Glass wrote this letter to the Baltimore Sun which was published August 31, 2012.  We praise Delegate Glass for recognizing the dangers of smart meters and his commitment to protecting our rights.  Del. Glen Glass of represents District 34A, Cecil and Harford counties, in the Maryland House of Delegates. Read the letter here >>

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2 picketers in front of the Maryland Public Service Commission Building

Maryland Public Service Commission holds hearing to discuss smart meters overheating and causing fires

The Maryland Public Service Commission held a hearing in Baltimore on Tuesday, August 28th in response to fifteen smart meter fires following newly installed utility meters in the Philadelphia area, compelling the Pennsylvania utility PECO to halt its smart meter installations pending a Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission inquiry. The Maryland Public Service Commission held the […]

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