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Voters approve smart meters

Burlington, Vermont - June 28, 2011

Burlington voters said yes to controversial smart electric meters.

Voters approved installing the wireless meters for all customers by a wide margin. Burlington Electric says the high-tech meters will help upgrade the power grid and give customers real time information about the power they are using.

A federal grant will help pay for the $13.5 million project.

Some residents had pushed against the plan saying the wireless technology is an invasion of privacy and a waste of money.

Installation of the new meters could start this fall.

WCAX News

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