Your safety is always on our mind.
Safety has, and always will, rule the day when it comes to generating and delivering electricity. We provide power to our families, our friends, and our neighbors. We can’t imagine doing anything that would jeopardize anyone’s safety. With that in mind, some questions have been raised recently regarding health concerns in relation to radio frequency (RF) output from smart meters. The scientific community, including health experts at the state, national, and international level, has found that there is no scientific basis for these concerns. Peer-reviewed studies conducted by a wide variety of experts show that the RF from smart meters is a tiny fraction of the RF emitted from televisions, baby monitors, and cell phones.
To better understand the very small RF exposure from smart meters, click here to view or download a comparison chart of common, everyday items.
We will continue to follow the science to ensure that we are providing the safest and most effective service. To learn more about the safety of smart meters, click on the quotes below to view or download PDFs about what health experts have to say.
Vermont Public Service Department
"It is concluded that any potential exposure to the investigated smart meters will comply with the FCC exposure rules by a wide margin."
The World Health Organization
“Considering the very low exposure levels and research results collected to date, there is no convincing scientific evidence that the weak RF signals from base stations and wireless networks cause adverse health effects.”
Vermont Department of Health
“The Health Department has concluded that the current regulatory standards for RFR from smart meters are sufficient to protect public health.”
The Environmental Defense Fund
“People who are more focused on human health than on environmental sustainability also have compelling reasons to support the smart grid.”