GE’s smart meters are also fully compliant with American National Standards Institute (ANSI) industry standards for performance and safety.
Edward Myszka, GE’s digital energy business general manager, says, “At GE, we’re committed to designing and manufacturing meters that adhere to state-of-the-art safety and reliability standards. Our UL certification demonstrates this ongoing commitment and highlights the progress we’re making to ensure our customers are equipped to build a modern, efficient grid and improve their overall end-user experience–both today and well into the future.”
GE I currently assembling the certified meters in its Somersworth, New Hampshire plant but a new manufacturing center in Chicago is expected to be operational later this fall.
Myszka notes, “As announced last year, we will be establishing an assembly facility right in ComEd’s backyard to help simplify the production and implementation processes of its smart meter rollout. As the project ramps up, the new facility will create approximately 50 jobs.”
ConEd executive vice president and chief operating officer Terence R. Donnelly adds: “Providing our customers with the safest technology available in the industry is a top priority for us. By implementing GE’s UL-certified meters, we are ensuring that our network is at the forefront of U.S. grid modernization efforts with the highest standards of safety.”