Smart meters are safe report finds
Energy Safe Victoria has released its final report into the safety of Victoria's advanced metering infrastructure (smart meters). The report has found that smart meters are safe and don't present a greater safety risk than older electronic or electromechanical meters.
CLICK HERE to read the report
Thanks to all those who put in submissions in relation to the report. Many of the submissions raised issues that were outside the scope of the report, including RF and EMF, which are not regulated by ESV.
CLICK HERE to read submissions - File 1
CLICK HERE to read submissions - File 2
CLICK HERE to read submissions - File 3
CLICK HERE to read submissions - File 4
This is the second review into smart meters that has been carried out by ESV. In April 2011, ESV conducted a review into the operation of smart meters and their installation.
The review found that the public could have confidence that the meters were being installed safely and by qualified and trained people.
CLICK HERE to view the final safety report
For further information on the smart meter program, visit the DPI website at www.dpi.vic.gov.au or phone the DPI information line on 136 186.