French court orders EDF firm to replace smart meters over health fears

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A plan to roll out millions of 'smart' meters across France to monitor household electricity consumption has suffered a setback after a court ordered EDF subsidiary Enedis, which manages the grid, to replace the connected 'Linky' meters at the homes of several of its customers after they complained of illnesses caused by the electronic field generated by the devices.

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A French court has allowed 13 people to refuse the installation of Linky, a connected electric meter being installed in homes across France, because of medical concerns over the waves emitted from them, reports Radio France Internationale.