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French consumers, town halls resist ERDF smart meters

Monday 15 February 2016 | 22:38 CET | News
French power grid ERDF, an EDF subsidiary, is facing opposition to its Linky smart meter project, reports Le Figaro. The project calls for all 35 million of the country's electricity meters to be replaced by 2021 at a cost of EUR 5 billion. Opponents, including consumers and local authorities, are concerned that remote readings will result in higher bills, others worry about privacy, and yet others fear negative health consequences of electromagnetic emissions. France's national safety and environment agency, Anses, is due to submit a report to the government on so-called electromagnetic

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