CMP Makes Case for Smart Meters in Court 

People against Central Maine Power company’s “smart meters” have made their case before Maine’s supreme court.They claim the devices pose a health risk and invade privacy.They also say customers shouldn’t have to pay to opt out of the program.CMP says smart meters are safe, save power and money, and let utilities quickly pinpoint problems.Customers can opt out by paying $12 extra each month.The Maine Public Utilities Commission dismissed the complaint over health and privacy issues.In court Tuesday several justices questioned why the PUC did that.