Are Advanced Meters safe and accurate?

Yes. Advanced Meters are safe and accurate. They are subject to strict manufacturing standards set by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). NWCPUD has a procedure to select and test meters before and after putting them in service to confirm that they operate correctly. In addition, Advanced Meters must meet the safety requirements and standards of the National Electric Safety Code (NESC). Public service commissions require independent certification proving that Advanced Meters are resistant to heat, voltage surges, and self-healing. Advanced Meters are installed and uninstalled only by trained professionals exercising standard safety precautions.

For more safety facts and common radio frequency (RF) exposure comparisons, check out this RF Fact Sheet (JPG) for more information.