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MLGW’s Commitment to Smart Meter Safety
October 30, 2014

To ensure safety, MLGW inspects every meter center before the installation of a smart meter – and replaces hazardous sockets at zero cost to the homeowner, even though the utility is only responsible for the meter. The meter center is the system that connects service lines and wiring to the home and the device, the meter socket, where meters are plugged in.

To date, 22,138 electric meter sockets have been inspected and, of that, 228 hazardous sockets—where issues like poor electric connectivity arose—were replaced at MLGW’s cost.

All of these homes are much safer because of MLGW’s commitment to safety that significantly reduces the risk for property damages.

They are 22,138 good reasons to support full scale deployment of smart meters.