2016-01-26 How to tell if your smeter is running fast

  • A translated article about EHS by Dr. Belpomme is below in “Letters”.

http://www.santemagazine.fr/actualite-pr-belpomme-l-electrosensibilite-n-est-pas-une-maladie-psychiatrique-73407.html

Professor Belpomme : “Electrosensitivity is not a psychiatric illness” – Sante Magazine, 11th January 2016 (via House of the 21st Century – auto translation)

 

  • For those who suspect that their smart meters are running fast, rather than depend on BC Hydro to take your meter and test it (so far, BC Hydro has found 100% of the meters to be accurate 😉  ),  a member gathered this info from his electrician:

“I spoke further with my electrician friend today and he filled me in on the device a homeowner would use to monitor their household electrical consumption.  They go by a few different names but they all essentially do the same thing.  It’s known as an electrical power consumption meter or power consumption monitor and are sold under various brand names.

How they essentially work is the monitor is placed between your smart meter and your fuse panel inside the house, usually right next to the panel.  Along with the hardware there will be some software the homeowner will need to configure as well.  The monitor will measure your power consumption in your house in “real time”.  You will be able to look at your consumption levels by the hour, week, month etc.  As well as measuring your kilowatt/hours you will also be able to discover when electrical “spikes” occur, aiding the homeowner in determining when and which appliances are contributing to the highest energy draw.

 Power consumption levels and times can be gathered manually at the monitor itself or can be viewed wirelessly at your computer or smart phone.  One can even be notified when you get a “spike” from electrical usage.

 When you compare a smart meter to an analog meter it’s quite easy to see the speed of the wheel on an analog meter and when it’s spinning fast you can go inside your house and determine the appliance in use drawing a large electrical load.  A smart meter on the other hand is essentially a computer.  And we are left to rely on the truthfulness BC Hydro presents to the consumer about the accuracy, reliability and safety of such devices.  The problem is, there is no measurable way of determining one’s energy consumption in a transparent manner when you have a smart meter.

 Therefore, although the initial cost of having a power consumption monitor installed in one’s home may be a bit expensive for some, the peace of mind knowing with some degree of certainty one can compare his/her own readings from their own monitor with BC Hydro’s smart meter is probably the most important factor.

 These units run in the $150-$200 range and will require an electrician to install them.  My electrician friend has installed half a dozen of these units in the past few months and charges about $350 for his time and the monitor. 

 As these devices become more popular in people’s homes, I believe we will start to hear in the media on a regular basis some large discrepancies between BC Hydro’s readings and the homeowner owning their own electrical consumption meter.  Time will tell.”

  • Technology that can gather even minute bits of data, e.g. from your doorbell.  Why do “they” need all of this data? Don’t we have a right to know?

“VT Networks has set up a cellular network in Ireland very similar to that of a Vodafone or Meteor network. Unlike those networks, which are used to handling vast amounts of 3G and 4G data traffic, the VT Networks’ Sigfox network is designed to handle tiny amounts of data coming from electricity meters, kettles, washing machines, oil tanks and even doorbells….

The Sigfox Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) allows stable connectivity for millions of objects, sensors and things for the first time in Ireland, explained co-founder Will Ferguson.

Sigfox network technology was created by a French start-up of the same name and, last year, Sigfox raised $115m in investment to build an IoT network that would connect multiple devices in more than 60 countries over the next five years.

Sigfox’s low-energy wireless network connects to electricity smart meters, washing machines, thermostats and so on that are capable of emitting a small amount of data at a time.

https://www.siliconrepublic.com/machines/2016/01/25/designer-of-irelands-first-internet-of-things-network-vt-raises-e1-2m

  • Cybersecurity update.   More attention is being paid to the need for upgraded security measures, especially re. the smart grid.

The US government is beginning to take steps to protect the grid – over the next few years.

A short news video:

http://launch.newsinc.com/share.html?trackingGroup=90962&siteSection=csmonitor_nws_non_sty_dynamic&videoId=30151113

“A recent study [- http://www.tripwire.com/company/research/tripwire-2016-energy-survey-oil-and-gas/] by the cybersecurity firm Tripwire revealed that 82 percent of the oil and gas companies surveyed said they saw an increase in successful cyberattacks over the past year. More than half of the same respondents said the number of cyberattacks increased between 50 to 100 percent over the past month….”

The Pentagon’s plan to defend the power grid against hackers – Amid increased attention on the critical infrastructure security from the Obama administration and industry, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is working on a new plan to safeguard the grid. by Cristina Maza – The Christian Science Monitor – January 25, 2016:

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Passcode/2016/0125/The-Pentagon-s-plan-to-defend-the-power-grid-against-hackers

“The reality of cyber-attacks has seen a significant increase in budgets for IT security worldwide with some utility companies creating divisions dedicated to cybersecurity….

As the drive to connect citizens and devices through smart city initiatives gain momentum in the Middle East, the threat of cyber-attacks remains real and its potential to ruin these dreams is inescapable.

This probably explains the growing market for cybersecurity solutions in the region estimated to reach $13.43bn, according to a recent report by Cybersecurity Ventures.

IT security providers and industry analysts concur that any strategies towards achieving a virtual community must prioritize cybersecurity and suppress it at all levels.”

http://www.utilities-me.com/article-4047-honeywell-makes-inroads-in-securing-utilities/

 

  • Maine’s court decides that smeters are safe.  Too bad that another bad decision has been made, but the fight in Maine is far from over.

http://bangordailynews.com/2016/01/26/business/maine-high-court-rejects-claim-that-smart-meters-are-unsafe/

  • After the earthquake in Alaska, as part of the precautions taken, some meters (smart meters?) were not hooked up due to fear of fires.

Natural gas service was restored to residents around Lilac by 11 p.m.

Homer Electric Association restored power to most of the 44 meters in the area Sunday night, as well. Fifteen meters were left without power last night at the request of fire officials due to hazardous conditions.

http://www.alaskapublic.org/2016/01/25/kenai-quake-evacuees-return-to-homes-road-repairs-set-to-begin/

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Letters:

http://www.santemagazine.fr/actualite-pr-belpomme-l-electrosensibilite-n-est-pas-une-maladie-psychiatrique-73407.html

Professor Belpomme : “Electrosensitivity is not a psychiatric illness” – Sante Magazine, 11th January 2016 (via House of the 21st Century – auto translation)

[My comment: There’s a note at the foot of the article about a forthcoming book from Professor Belpomme]

A battery of tests sufficient to diagnose hypersensitivity to electromagnetic waves. The results of a study conducted by Professor Belpomme just been published in a scientific journal. He answers our questions.

For several years, Professor Dominique Belpomme, oncologist originally looks at the phenomenon of intolerance to electromagnetic fields (mobile phones, wifi …) and sensitivity to multiple chemicals, two syndromes have many common points.

His latest study, whose results were recently published in the journal Reviews on Environmental Health, reveals abnormalities in blood and urine levels. Diagnosis is based on a battery of tests. Treatment can be offered. Explanations of Professor Belpomme.

Health magazine: Can we now take an objective diagnosis of electrosensitivity?

Belpomme Pr: Yes, that is what we are doing with patients who come to us for consultation. I shall not sign any medical certificate without knowing the results of tests that we put in place. Clinical examination is not enough. We use blood and urine tests and brain pulsed Doppler ultrasound showing blood flow abnormalities in the brain.

These tests are offered routinely in Canada and parts of the United States. In France, they are not available in all laboratories and especially for the brain pulsed Doppler, we have only one functional machine and is located in Paris.

You publish the results they provide insight into the mechanism of the disease?

Yes, there is an inflammatory process which sits in the brain, neuroinflammation induced by electromagnetic fields. It is not a psychiatric or psychosomatic illness.

This neuroinflammation releases various factors, including histamine increased in 40% of cases. There are more oxidative stress mechanism identified by a biomarker, the high nitrotyrosine in 28% of cases. But the phenomenon is probably even more complex with other possible markers.

What are the treatment hope for patients?

With the identification of these markers, we were able to develop a treatment, antihistamines base H1 in people who have an increased histamine and antioxidants when nitrotyrosine is too high. For revascularization of the brain, we call on ginkgo and fermented papaya.

We cannot talk about healing, but these treatments can reduce the intensity of symptoms. Six or seven times out of ten, there is a marked improvement with the resumption of work possible. Electrosensitive people are still very vulnerable to electromagnetic fields and should avoid as much as possible.

Are sick now taken seriously by the medical profession?

Yes, today, 30% of patients we are referred by physicians, including psychiatrists. The medical profession begins to move. We have a list of about a thousand doctors who sent or took care of patients and they fill themselves the recognition of disability claims.

Read: the next book of Prof. Belpomme, how diseases arise and how to avoid them, released in March 2016.

Source: Reviews on Environmental Health, December 2015.

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