Privacy & Health Questions
How does the advanced meter work? It works on a wireless technology, much like your cellular phone. Advanced metering technology leverages low amounts of radio frequency (RF) to enhance wireless communications.
Are they safe? We are committed to member safety. RF levels are well below the limits set by Federal Communications Commission and exponentially less than other common appliances in your home like your cell phone, cordless phone, garage door opener, microwave oven and baby monitors. In fact, you would have to be exposed to the RF from an advanced meter for 375 years to get a dose equivalent to that of one year of 15-minutes-per-day cell phone use.*
* Source Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative
(Residential meters have a white sticker, while non-residential meters are blue.)
What are you learning about me? With meter readings coming automatically, MLEC does not have to enter your yard, home or business to check meters, except for the occasional maintenance or to install or disconnect service. MLEC respects our members privacy and has strong security measures in place for protecting data. We do not sell member information to a third party. Meters only capture the amount of energy used for transmission back to MLEC. The way the energy was used is not recorded or reported.