Radio Frequency Exposure Report

A new technology, the installation of smart meters and the creation of a 2.45 GHz wireless mesh network, serving residential and commercial buildings in the Central Maine Power service territory, caused public concern due to uncertainty over their operation and the possible effects that their operation may have on public health. In the context of Docket No. 2011-262, True North Associates was retained by the Office of the Maine Public Advocate (OPA) to measure the maximum and average power output of a sample of smart meters and other system components using the mesh network, and compare these readings to existing safety standards. The results obtained through the effort indicate that the measured exposure levels are well below the current FCC exposure limits.

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