A document that is being used by the NZ electricity industry to justify the “safety” of the new microwave-emitting “smart” or “advanced” meters being introduced into NZ has been debunked by Don Maisch, PhD.

The report “Health and Safety Aspects of Electricity Smart Meters” was produced by the Electric Power Engineering Centre (EPEC) at Canterbury University*.

Dr Maisch, whose PhD thesis examines the effects of vested interests on standards for electromagnetic radiation, has made his critique of EPEC’s report available on his website at the following link:


NB: Dr Maisch visited NZ in late 2013 and gave three public lectures on “smart meters”.  Footage of the lectures may be viewed at this link: https://stopsmartmeters.org.nz/uncategorized/dr-don-maisch-auckland-lecture-now-online/, while the Power Point slides  for the lectures may be accessed from this link of his website: www.emfacts.com/download/New_Zealand_pres.pdf


*Information that briefly covers the relationship between EPERC and the electricity industry may be found at this link https://stopsmartmeters.org.nz/uncategorized/nz-electricity-industry-position/


NB:  The EPEC   “Health and Safety Aspects of Electricity Smart Meters” document is available from the EPEC website  http://www.epecentre.ac.nz/media/smartmeter.shtml