Monthly Archives: October 2015

Utility exec tells U.S. Congress: Smart Meters have 5-7 year lifespan

From Smart Grid Awareness October 29, 2015 Testimony was provided last week at a Congressional hearing regarding “cybersecurity for power systems.”  … Mr. Bennett Gaines testified on behalf of FirstEnergy Service Company.  He is a Senior Vice President and the Corporate … Continue reading

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Maine Supreme Court will hear Smart Meter health and safety appeal

Press Release From Maine Coalition to Stop Smart Meters P.O. Box 43 Richmond, ME 04357 USA http://www.mainecoalitiontostopsmartmeters.org October 30, 2015   For Immediate Release  Smart Meter Appeal Oral Arguments To Be Heard By Law Court November 3rd Oral arguments in … Continue reading

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Michigan Attorney General Schuette: People should have choice about Smart Meters. Legislators agree

From Midland Daily News October 22, 2015 Glenn bill backs Schuette action on ‘smart meters’ Utility customers in Michigan would have the option of choosing between a new advanced meter and existing traditional equipment to measure their home energy usage … Continue reading

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Gov. Jerry Brown vetoes 50 CPUC reforms approved by the California legislature

“Californians pay for the broken culture of the CPUC every day – from higher utility bills to the devastation of safety failures,” said Assemblyman Anthony Rendon, D-Lakewood, who authored three of the bills. “My proposals, along with those of my Senate … Continue reading

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British Columbia: Smart Meter misses $5000 water leak

From Abbotsford News by  Laura Rodgers – Abbotsford News Oct 18, 2015 Despite a high-tech water meter with real-time monitoring, one Abbotsford property owner didn’t know his pipes were leaking until he racked up more than $5,000 in water fees … Continue reading

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Oklahoma: Claremore residents upset over power surges, electrical problems, and high bills

From Red Dirt News By Tim Farley | October 19, 2015 City has highest electric bills in Oklahoma, meter critic says CLAREMORE, Okla. — Smart Meters are causing electrical bills in Claremore to jump as high as 500 percent, according … Continue reading

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‘Customer-specific insights’ and ‘granular Smart Meter data’ equals surveillance

In this recent article , K.T. Weaver (Skyvision Solutions) looks beyond the public statements by utility companies, to the commercial realities of “leveraging” consumer energy data through the capabilities of Smart Meters. ————————————————————– Smart Grid Awareness September 22, 2015 Utilities dispute that … Continue reading

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