Smart Electric Meters Probed After Reports Of Overheating

Law360, Philadelphia (August 29, 2012, 6:31 PM EDT) -- After more than two dozen reports of units overheating or sparking fires, utility commissions in Pennsylvania and Maryland have opened inquiries into the installation of so-called smart electric meters manufactured by North Carolina-based Sensus Metering Systems Inc.

In a letter sent to PECO Energy Inc. on Friday, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission asked the utility to answer a series of questions related to its advanced metering infrastructure program, which has seen the installation of about 186,000 Sensus meters at homes across the state.

Officials with PECO...
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