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What "Smart Meters" Are Supposed To Do

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Smart phones are extremely common now, and nobody seems to have a problem with them.  But smart meters?  That's a different story completely. 

Pacific Power's announced plans to convert Oregon residential customers to smart meters--devices that deliver power usage information through a wireless network--have met with vocal opposition. 

Members of the public have expressed concerns about the meters and what they are capable of doing, both in tracking power usage and in emitted radiation.  Christina Kruger from Pacific Power visits to explain the workings.  
 

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for over 35 years, working in both television and radio.
John Baxter's history at JPR reaches back three decades.  John was the JPR program director who was the architect of "the split" when JPR grew from a single program stream to three separate streams. We coaxed him out of retirement and he's now a co-producer of the Jefferson Exchange.