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Meter choice bill introduced in Michigan legislature — H.B. 5606; also requires grounding and 120 kV surge protection for advanced meters

On March 10, Representatives Sue Allors and Steven Johnson introduced H.B. 5606 in the Michigan House of Representatives. The provisions in House Bill 5606 include: A utility customer may choose to have a traditional analog electromechanical meter or an advanced … Continue reading

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California American Water Company to roll-out Smart water meters; proposes analog opt-out — public hearings scheduled

California American Water Company (Cal-Am) is requesting authorization from the California Public Utilities Commission to roll-out Smart/AMI water meters in two service areas – the Ventura District and the Central District (Monterey County) — Application 19-07-004. Cal-Am also proposes an … Continue reading

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New report: Fire and electrical hazards of Smart Meters and digital utility meters

Smart Meters and other digital utility meters are electronic devices which vary considerably from traditional analog electromechanical meters. Differences in design and function, including basic design flaws ignoring National Electrical Code rules, create an enormous fire and electrical hazard in … Continue reading

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U.S. legislators propose analog “retro” devices to protect electric grid from cyberattack — but not for homes and businesses

Press Release, June 6, 2016 King, Risch, Heinrich, Collins Introduce Legislation to Protect Electric Grid from Cyber-Attacks — Securing Energy Infrastructure Act would adopt “retro” approach to safeguard against 21st century threat WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Angus King (I-Maine), Jim … Continue reading

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