Radio Frequency Safety and Utility Smart Meters - IEEE Committee on Man and Radiation Update

Smart Meters typically employ low power (~1 W or less) transmitters that wirelessly send electric energy usage data to the utility company several times per day in the form of brief, pulsed emissions in the unlicensed frequency bands of 902-928 MHz and 2.4-2.48 GHz or on other nearby frequencies.

The low peak power of Smart Meters and the very low duty cycles lead to the fact that accessible RF fields near Smart Meters are far below both U.S. and international RF safety limits whether judged on the basis of instantaneous peak power densities or time-averaged exposures.

This conclusion holds for Smart Meters alone or installed in large banks of meters.

Click here for the COMAR statement on Smart Meters