Group hopes panel will halt SmartMeter installations

December 2, 2010 7:10:11 AM PST
Some consumers who are worried about the possible health effects of PG&E's SmartMeters are expected to attend today's meeting of the state Public Utilities Commission in San Francisco.

They hope to persuade the panel to halt SmartMeter installations until public hearings are held on possible health links.

The San Jose Mercury news reports a PUC administrative law judge has proposed dismissing the consumer group's petition, saying that technical concern would fall into the expertise of another agency.

PG&E's SmartMeter program initially came under attack over questions involving its accuracy. An independent study found the technology to be fundamentally sound.