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PECO Halts Smart Meter Installation After Meter Overheating: PECO has halted its smart grid installation as of...

PECO Halts Smart Meter Installation After Meter Overheating: PECO has halted its smart grid installation as of...

PECO has halted its smart grid installation as of Wednesday. The smart meter installation has been stopped because of overheating in about 15 homes after a smart meter was installed. In one instance, there was a fire. The utility, which is owned by Exelon and covers 1.6 million electric customers across the greater Philadelphia area, has installed about 186,000 meters to date. Both the utility and the meter maker, Sensus, are putting safety first, but so far it looks like the meter itself is not to blame. “There is no evidence that points to a Sensus meter as being the cause of any of these few overheating incidents,” Sensus said in a statement. “While the number is very small, 15 out of 186,000 or 0.008 percent, we continue to work with PECO to identify the root cause. But as PECO has stated, their investigations have shown existing issues with customer equipment and not ...

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