Smart Meters Installed With Electric Power On
Even though the Arlington Fire Department recommends electric power be cut off during smart installations, Oncor continues to ignore this safety instruction. The video shows results.
On August 17, 2010, in Arlington, Texas (near Dallas), Oncor technicians were replacing a perfectly functional analog electric meter with a “smart” meter. The electricity was NOT turned off to the property before the meter swap was done and the wires caused an electrical short and smoke.
For the official report, see Smart Meter Installation Causes Fires