Monthly Archives: July 2014

Oregon: Portland General Electric replaces 70,000 Smart Meters, says remote disconnect switch is a fire risk

The Oregonian, July 24, 2014: Portland General Electric is replacing 70,000 residential “smart” meters that run the risk of catching fire, many of them installed at rental properties in East Multnomah County. PGE says three small meter fires have been … Continue reading

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Insurance Brokers Association: Ignoring Smart Meter problems increases liability

Medicine Hat News City could be liable for smart meter fires By Gillian Slade July 29, 2014. The City of Medicine Hat could be held responsible if a smart meter results in a fire and should therefore be diligent about … Continue reading

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BREAKING: SaskPower ordered to remove all 105,000 Smart Meters in province (VIDEO)

Government Minister Bill Boyd stated that people’s lives and their family’s lives can’t be compromised. SaskPower ordered to remove all smart meters in the province 30 July 2014 at 7:16pm | by Shawn Knox, Global News Fires prompt full recall … Continue reading

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PG&E charged with lying to regulators in San Bruno explosion

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric was charged Tuesday with lying to regulators in connection with a fatal pipeline explosion that killed eight people and leveled a suburban Northern California neighborhood in 2010. The U.S. attorney in San … Continue reading

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PG&E reports minimal customer conservation overall, 2010-2013; zero savings for web monitoring customers in 2013

“Analysis: Smart Meter and Smart Grid Problems” (p. 116 – 117) showed PG&E’s 2010 and 2011 “SmartMeter™ Program Enabled Energy Conservation Program” charts from their annual reports. Here are now the charts for 2012 and 2013. PG&E’s numbers are confusing … Continue reading

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Austrian Medical Association opposes Smart Meter roll-out, warns of serious health problems from Smart Meters (including Powerline Carrier — PLC)

In January 2012, the Austrian Medical Association (literal translation: Austrian Chamber of Physicians) — ÖÄK — opposed the mandatory introduction of Smart Meters in Austria. They issued a letter to the Austrian government, followed by a press release in February, … Continue reading

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AARP Oklahoma argues against PSO’s “flawed smart meter program”; citizen groups oppose program and rate hike, call for moratorium and state investigation

Tuesday, July 22, AARP Oklahoma representatives testified in court that the Smart Meter plan proposed by American Electric Power-Public Service Co. of Oklahoma (PSO) is flawed and unproven. Sean Voskuhl, state director for AARP, said his group tried to make … Continue reading

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