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Smart meters coming to SH March 5


February 21, 2018

Pacific Power, the power supply company that contracts within the City of Sweet Home to provide electricity to the municipal area, will be installing smart meters on all homes in its district starting Monday, March 5.

Initial response from the community through social media has raised concerns about the imposed change. Some have worried that the electromagnetic fields (EMFs) in or near a home will increase to a dangerous level, while others have cited concerns that the meter will monitor how power is being used in the home.

“It’s smart, but not that smart,” said Tom Gauntt, media spo...

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