PG&E's electric smart meters and Alameda Municipal Power's (AMP) electric smart meters have the same level of radio frequency waves at 902 to 928 megahertz (MHz).
AMP's meters use a low-powered radio which operates in the 902 to 928 MHz frequency. The power output is less than 0.6 watts and the meter transmits for milliseconds at a time, amounting to about 83 seconds of transmissions each day. Some of PG&E's gas smart meters in our area operate on a lower frequency (450 to 470 MHz) but have a higher power output, which increases the radio frequency exposure. AMP's meters are well within the guidelines for permissible exposure levels set by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for health and safety standards.