Ever since Smart Meters were introduced many informed and concerned people have voiced concerns about the information gathered by these devices. The basic information is of course the amount of power used by month for billing. Gathering this billing number by a Smart Meter seems to be a huge over-kill. So what else is gathered? Power usage every 15 minutes. Power usage by device if ZigBee communication is used. And maybe lots more.
There is a company called ONZO that is helping the power companies to gather this data and use it and possibly sell it. Is this a benefit to the consumer? Are there any problems with this data gathering business?
How Utilities can Better Use Customer Data
Dr Katie Russell explores how much maligned utility companies must capitalise on their customer data in order to reduce churn and create customer loyalty as they play catch up with other industry sectors.
ONZO combines the science of energy analytics with load disaggregation, energy lifestyle behaviour analysis and probabilistic forecasting to give utilities and their customers unprecedented insights into how, where and when energy is used. Leveraging granular smart meter data, ONZO’s patented algorithms result in richer, highly accurate, customer-specific insights that help utilities improve customer engagement and energy efficiency, while reducing churn and creating new revenue opportunities.
The company is headquartered in London, UK, with an office in the US, and works with clients all over the world.
Read all about it in this ONZO-authored exclusive article for Engage Business Media. Click Here
See short ONZO video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uluKjzqHDz0
A newly published report draws some disturbing conclusions about radiation people are absorbing from cellphone towers and its effects on human health. Author of report is B.Blake Levitt
See more about Blake Levitt http://www.blakelevitt.com/
See CBC news item on this report http://www.cbc.ca/news/cell-tower-radiation-harmful-to-humans-study-1.958047
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The Goddard Report Video Archives of Interviews with Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
re Smart Meters and Health Issues from Wireless Technologies:
The world if overflowing in data and information and it is difficult to keep focused on what is important. I search and follow many links and sometimes find very valuable items. This is one. Please read.
Radiation protection in conflict with science
by Pr Franz Adlkofer – 2011
EHS RETREATS – In this article there is reference to the Area for the EHS – Forest Saoû France a retreat for those suffering from EHS. Do a web search and read. This was a good idea until the governments shut it down. I must research more on EHS safety sites.
Here is a new link on the French EHS retreats – http://www.next-up.org/France/An_area_for_the_EHS.php – I have no ideal if this is still active.
“Sciences et Avenir” interviewed Dr. Pierre Biboulet, the medical expert appointed by the Court of Toulouse which for the first time in France accorded an adult with disabilities allowance for reasons of hyper-electrosensitivity. (also EHS = electro hyper sensitivity)
Telus in Canada and other major Cellular service providers are now installing small microcell towers on existing telephone or power poles. This is done to have better service to customers and to avoid the possibility of community objections.
Chris and I recently surveyed several of these new microcell transmitters in Mission BC and found that the RFRadiation created by these microcells was very high especially to those home that were close by.
If you research the precautionary levels of RFRadiation recommended by various agencies you will see that many recommend 1000 µW/m² and lower. The house we measured had over 30,000 µW/m² in the front yard and an estimated 50-60,000 µW/m² in the house.
You can learn more about Microcell installation which are also called eNodeB. click here http://emrabc.ca/?page_id=7536
Olympic Peninsula US Navy War Games
It’s full-court press time for western Washington and Southwestern Vancouver Island and all the islands in between. The Navy is coming to 5 communities to talk about the new Growler Jet Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS.) They are not, however, extending this courtesy to Canada, despite subjecting them to significant jet noise. Attached are some talking points and questions about the DEIS that are like Cliff’s Notes for some of the major public concerns. This DEIS is starkly alarming on so many levels.
see details here – us-navy-electronic-warfare-testing
Talking points and potential questions for people to ask Navy officials at public “open houses” in early December, on the new Growler Draft EIS.
see details here – talking-points-and-potential-questions-navy-growler-eis
Find the Growler EIS here: http://www.whidbeyeis.com
Here is a very interesting article from Michigan Stop Smart Meters by William Bathgate, Electrical Engineer explaining some of the many problems with the Smart Meters.
Part of this article is quite technical but you can skip that. There are many excellent comments at the end that are really useful in the fight against Smart Meters.
The Meter Itself is the “Hazardous Condition”