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Smart Meters, Privacy and Radio Frequency

We are building the next generation of our energy grid, the advanced grid. The advanced grid will give you more of what you expect from us -- clean, reliable energy, new ways to save energy and money, and a better experience. Electric meters at your home or business is a key part of the grid that will be upgraded in the coming years.

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There are no health concerns with smart meters

No evidence has been found of smart meters causing health issues. There are 80 million smart meters already installed in the United States that meet or exceed the FCC requirements. Many of the components in smart meters are the same as what’s inside existing meters. The RF signals emit the same type of low-energy radiation that most of us are exposed to every day from WiFi, Bluetooth, and cell phones. According to the American Cancer Society, RF radiation does not cause cancer. RF radiation does not have enough energy to remove charged particles, such as electrons, and therefore is too weak to damage DNA or cause health complications.

The resources linked below offer additional information on Radio Frequency and Advanced Metering Infrastructure:

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Energy Saving Tip

Set your hot water heater to no higher than 120 degrees Fahrenheit. This isn't just energy smart—it's also safer, since it reduces the likelihood of accidental burns.

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Break Ground, Not the Law

Always call 811 before digging in your yard to avoid hitting buried gas or electric lines. Not only is it the safe thing to do, but it's the law.