2016-04-22 Smart cities beginning in North America


  • “Smart” cities no doubt will be heading our way, too, with Illinois’s ConEd working toward that now. Water meters will be reporting via the wireless grid, and why 2 way communications with street lights?

 

“The new smart-ready LED streetlights are equipped for and need to be connected to a digital smart controller to be fully operational. Once the digital smart controller is installed, the smart LED streetlights will link to ComEd’s smart grid wireless network, enabling two-way communications…

 In March, ComEd announced a collaboration with Illinois American Water to transmit water meter data through the utility’s smart grid network. This innovative proof-of-concept collaboration will leverage ComEd’s existing digital smart grid network to help Illinois American Water better manage water data, unlocking potential new value for customers from ComEd’s smart grid investments.”

 http://www.smartgridnews.com/story/comed-laying-foundation-smart-cities/2016-04-21

 

  • In Australia, soon after $$meters were installed, there were many complaints of health effects that were consistent with studies done decades ago showing effects from other wireless devices. Most of the people reporting health problems did not consider themselves “sensitive” before getting smetered.

“Review of key studies, both recent and conducted as far back as 1971, reveals that the participants’ symptoms were the same as those reported by people exposed to radiofrequency fields emitted by devices other than smart meters.”

http://en.geovital.com/symptom-development-from-exposure-to-radio-frequency-rf-fields-from-wireless-smart-meters-in-victoria-australia/

 

  • Many people are considering going off grid to get out from under Hydro’s and Fortis’s thumbs. I don’t know about the need to upgrade older electrical panels in order to “go solar”, but this articles says that there is a less expensive way to accommodate solar if a panel upgrade is needed.

http://www.smartgridnews.com/story/utility-technology-breaking-down-solar-barriers/2016-04-17?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=internal

 

  • Everywhere there are $$meter$ the rates keep on increasing, and now Illinois is seeing that there is no benefit, no savings, and probably no reduction in energy usage.

 ComEd is requesting a rate increase of approximately $138 million — about $2 per month for the average residential customer beginning in 2017 — to cover actual costs and investment obligations of modernizing the grid. The request is associated with one of the peak investment years of the Smart Grid Law — a 10-year grid-strengthening and modernization effort that ComEd says it is delivering on budget and ahead of schedule.

http://www.smartgridnews.com/story/smart-grid-dont-come-cheap-comed-files-multiple-rate-increases/2016-04-19?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=internal

 

  • An electrician in Alberta is concerned, and rightly so,  because non-electricians (like Corix?) are being hired to install smart meters.  In letters to homeowners Hydro is still comparing exchanging meters to plugging something into a socket in the home. If they believe this, no wonder so much property and so many homes have been damaged.

Edmonton electrician and Epcor at odds over smart meter installations by Bill Mah – Edmonton Journal – April 19, 2016:

http://alberta-day.com/news/alberta-finance-news/9360_edmonton-electrician-and-epcor-at-odds-over-smart.html

 

  • The series “Truth about Cancer” ran that last few days and apparently there were some problems. There is a special running this weekend:

We’re going to have a 48 hour replay marathon of EVERY SINGLE episode all weekend long.

Go here to watch all 9 episodes right now for free

http://go2.thetruthaboutcancer.com/agq/replay

We’re also going to extend the ‘early bird’ offer through Sunday night at midnight as well.”

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Letters:

 

From: Jerry Flynn [mailto:jerryjgf@shaw.ca]
Sent: April 21, 2016 12:06 PM
To: hlth.minister@gov.bc.ca; hlth.minister@gov.bc.ca; hlth.minister@gov.bc.ca; DM.Education@gov.bc.ca; perry.kendall@gov.bc.ca; john.horgan.mla@leg.bc.ca; judy.darcy.mla@leg.bc.ca; Kathy.Corrigan.MLA@leg.bc.ca; doug.donaldson.mla@leg.bc.ca; jennifer.rice.mla@leg.bc.ca; scott.fraser.MLA@leg.bc.ca
Subject: If only the news media would allow you to know the truth about wireless radiation!

For the truth, see this link:  http://www.citizensforsafetechnology.org/WiFi,89,4401

Jerry Flynn

“Italian town shuts down Wi-Fi over health fears

Published: 08 Jan 2016 10:51 GMT+01:00

The mayor of Borgofranco d’Ivrea, a town in Piedmont, has ordered Wi-Fi to be turned off in two schools over health fears.”

http://www.thelocal.it/20160108/italy-town-turns-off-school-wifi-over-health-concerns

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Sharon Noble

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