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NEW: Public Hearing on Worcester Smart Meters Set for August 21

Monday, August 19, 2013

 

At the request of Worcester City Councilors Bill Eddy and Philip Palmieri, the Worcester Public Service and Transportation Committee will be hosting a meeting to hear public testimony on National Grid's proposed "smart meter" program for the city on Wednesday, August 21 at 4 pm on the 3rd floor of City Hall.  

In response to an increasing number of citizens raising concerns about cost and safety, the forum will provide Worcester residents the opportunity to be heard on the issue of smart meters, which have been proposed to replace traditional residential electric meters. Worcester is slated to be the site of a pilot program, where if successful, similar changes could spread throughout the state.

A number of activists have also raised concerns regarding the wording of the official plan submitted by National Grid to Worcester officials in July regarding the pilot's "heath, safety and security" issues, as well as the Worcester pilot's unique "opt out" program for pilot participants, where a potential participant must call National Grid within 30 days of receiving a letter announcing their participation to reject involvement. Activists are concerned that thousands Worcester residents do not even know they are involved in the program.

For more information please visit www.worcesterma.gov. The website for the smart meter opposition movement can be found at http://haltmasmartmeters.org/.
 

 

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