- In Australia, the government-owned energy company wants to ban using appliances, batteries, etc during times when the time-of-use rates are the lowest – gouging the customer in every way. They would be able to enforce this because smart meters allows them to tell which appliances/electronics are being used. This will just encourage people to go completely off grid, exacerbating the death spiral that is occurring.
“Queensland government owned network operator Energex has taken the extraordinary step of banning battery storage, air conditioning and appliances such as washing machines and clothes dryers from off peak loads in a move that has stunned the solar and storage industry….
Experts say it is just the latest in a series of sudden and seemingly indiscriminate tariff and rule changes made by networks across Australia as they struggle to plug leaks in their revenue and business models caused by the rise of rooftop solar and battery storage.”
Duncan is planning on installing wireless water meters (AMR from the sound of it). These will probably be triggered by someone driving by and reading the meter. These types of water meters have been shown to emit high radiation – Neptune meters, especially – even though the signals are not being received except by the meter reader perhaps every month or so. I hope those in Duncan will find out more about how these work before they are installed.
“Over the next three years, the City will be installing new water meters at all residential properties on the City system. The objective of the program is to provide new, efficient, and accurate meters with enhanced features such as leak detection, backflow monitoring and radio read capabilities.”
- In Washington, Orcas Power & Light Cooperative is installing wired $$meters, and most of its internet is wired.
I applaud OPALCO for its use of wired connections for its smart meters and most of its broadband delivery since wired connections are safer, in addition to being technologically superior. However, to the extent OPALCO/Rock Island uses wireless transmissions, it should disclose the locations of the transmitters.
- One of the many lies that BC Hydro used to tell people was that they had to change to digital $$meters because the analog meters were no longer made. Many other utilities are telling their customers the same lie. Of course, in many places, like California, people, after pressuring the Public Utility Commission, were allowed to keep their analogs. Why can’t BC government allow us to do the same thing? Why must they deny us any chance to protect the health, security, privacy and safety of us and our families? This list is from someone in the USA. Of course, if we buy one, have it certified by Measurement Canada and have a qualified installer install it, BC Hydro will turn off our power. They have done it to others, saying that they are protecting the homeowner. And Measurement Canada (MC) has said it has no new standards that make the analog obsolete (which is another lie BC Hydro is telling us) and MC said it doesn’t care what kind of meter we use so long as it is accurate.
The SmartMeterEducationNetwork lists the following companies which make analog meters
Confirm with the company that the meter has no computerized components. Sometimes meters are back-ordered, so best to order soon.
Analog (electromechanical) meters are available from
Hialeah Meter Company in Florida. Phone: 800-654-0821.
Vision Metering in South Carolina. Phone: 803-628-0035.
TD Surplus Phone: 315-635-3017 or 800-456-4907. Email: email@example.com.
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Subject: Who is legally liable – BC Hydro and FortisBC or ratepayers?
Dear Premier Clarke,
As a senior citizen and a retired veteran of 26+-years’ service who has been FORCED by provincial law to accept a wireless ‘Smart’ meter on my home, even though I notified BC Hydro’s President and CEO in writing via registered mail that: a) I fervently believe that any radio frequency radiation, especially the “low-intensity, pulsed, non-thermal microwave frequency radiation” emitted by ‘Smart’ meters – is harmful to all living things, not just humans; and, b) in January of 2014, I underwent open heart surgery which left me with a pacemaker embedded in my chest, please tell me: Who will be liable for claims made of adverse health effects due to the hazardous radio frequency radiation emitted by smart meters – BC Hydro and FortisBC or ratepayers?
James Gerald (“Jerry”) Flynn, Captain (Ret’d)