California PUC challenges smart meter moratoriums

04/4/2011 | Smart Grid Today (subscription required)

A push by some California communities to stop the deployment of wireless smart meters has hit a roadblock, with the California Public Utilities Commission saying municipalities have no authority to make such a move without regulatory approval. At least a dozen cities and towns have issued moratoriums on the meters because of alleged billing inaccuracies and concerns about the possible effect of the meters on public health.

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