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. Several agencies, including the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), have verified the safety and security of RF technology used in advanced meters. Like your microwave, cellphone, laptop, and other wireless devices like baby monitors, advanced meters do use radio frequency – but at much lower levels. The typical cellphone, for example, uses RF at levels thousands of times higher than an advanced meter. Additionally, many water, gas and electric utilities surrounding the MLEC territory, across the state, and across the country already use advanced meters.
What are you learning about me? MLEC respects our members privacy and has strong security measures in place for protecting data. The meters used by MLEC only record the amount of energy used and when it is consumed. Data is used for monthly billing and to help you understand ways you can save energy based on your readings. How the energy is used is not recorded.