Smart Meters: Experts say. . .

Kaye Beach

Jan 7, 2011

Kim Bendis wants to know why she should listen to the City Council’s “experts” over other experts.  (I want to know why this nice lady was escorted out of her last City Council meeting by the police!)


Here are some other expert opinions;

The Electronic Frontier Foundation

Without strong protections, this information can and will be repurposed by interested parties.”

The Department of Energy

“Consumers should decide whether and for what purposes any third-party should be authorized to access or receive CEUD.” [Customer Usage Data]

The NASUCA states that “. . .the consumers are the ultimate owners of their energy consumption data.” And that “the customer must own her or his home energy usage data, have consistent access to that data for personal review in a usable format, be fully informed of what data is flowing to and from the meter, to whom the data is flowing, and with what frequency the data is communicated.” And …consumers should have the choice to participate in any advanced metering program or in any dynamic pricing schedule that may involve data sharing arrangements.

“Medical and other critical care equipment in the home environment may not work, or work properly due to electronic interference from smart meters” Sage Associates

CT Attorney General George Jepson states;

“Connecticut Light & Power Co.’s plan to replace existing electric meters with advanced technology would be very expensive and would not save enough electricity for its 1.2 million customers to justify the expense”

Computer-security researchers say new “smart” meters that are designed to help deliver electricity more efficiently also have flaws that could let hackers tamper with the power grid in previously impossible ways.


4 responses to “Smart Meters: Experts say. . .

  1. I have been studying information on the smart meters also, and I believe Stephen is absolutely correct. Other than privacy there is also the health issue. When OG&E installed my meter I noticed severe headaches, naseau, and depression. Several other friends have noticed health changes also. In doing research, it appears that the common symptons resulting from electrosensitivity due to the RF coming from the smart meters are: headaches, naseau, anxiety, depression or inconsistent mood swings, short term memory loss, dizziness, and disruptive behavior in children. I have asked the OCC for a moritorium on the smart meters until more research can be done. Of course, the typical answer was, “we will consider the information you sent you us.” (which by the way was over 50 pages.

  2. I encourage others to send letters to the OCC asking for a moritorium on smart meters or at least an “opt out” for those of us who are experiencing health issues. OCC, P. O. Box 52000, OKC, OK 73152. Until several thousand of us protest these meters, nothing will be done. OG&E’s letter telling me they were installing in my area stated, “All of the benefits can add up to hundreds of millions of dollars in savings for OG&E customers and help the enviornment.” So if it’s saving us the customers money, why did they go to the OCC on Dec. 13, 2011 and receive permission to increase residential rates from $13,00 per month to $19.77 per month?

  3. Like I’ve said before, the only ones who will benefit from the smart meter is OG&E.

  4. January 26, 2012, the American Academy of Enviornmental Medicine sent a letter to the Public Utilities Commission of the State of California asking for:
    An immediate moratorium on “smart meter” installation until these serious public health issues are resolved. Modify the revised proposed decision to include hearings on health impact in the second proceedings, along with cost evaluation and community wide opt-out. Provide immediate relief to those requesting it and restore the analog meters.

    I am requesting them to send a similar letter to the OCC.

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