The Maryland Public Service Commission ruled Monday that customers will have additional options, which may include opting out of smart meters.
Maryland utilities customers will have more options when it comes to smart meter installation at their homes and businesses. The Maryland Public Service Commission ruled Monday that public interest requires that Baltimore Gas & Electric, Potomac Electric Power Company and Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative provide customers with an additional option related to smart meters, according to a ruling on the commission's website. Customers have complained about the health consequences that they believe will occur as a result of radio frequency emissions from the smart meters. The commission found no "convincing evidence" to support that claim, but acknowledged a "good-faith belief" to the contrary from customers. As such, the commission …
The Greater Timonium Community Council is hosting a special meeting with a BGE representative this evening.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Nick DiMarco
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
If you're curious about BGE's new Smart Meters, then come to the Cockeysville Branch Library tonight for a special Q&A session with a BGE representative. The meeting is being hosted and moderated by the Greater Timonium Community Council. The meeting, which starts promptly at 7 p.m., is open to all Baltimore County residents who want to learn more about Smart Meter installation. If you cannot make the meeting tonight, pose a question in the comments section below and Patch will make sure it gets asked at the meeting. BGE officials have contended that installing Smart Meters drastically improves the communication between homes without power and the linemen tasked with turning it back on. Skeptics, however, believe the installation is …