Monthly Archives: July 2016

Japan: Smart Meters’ huge costs eliminate savings for public

From Japan Times July 27, 2016 Three months have passed since the retail sale of electric power was fully liberalized. Approximately 300 companies have since entered the business of generating and selling electricity, and more than 1 million consumers have … Continue reading

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Indiana grid modernization but no Smart Meters

From RTO Insider Regulators OK Duke’s $1.4B Indiana Grid Modernization By Amanda Durish Cook July 4, 2016 The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission on Wednesday accepted a settlement negotiated between Duke Energy and local consumer groups on a statewide infrastructure upgrade … Continue reading

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Just takes the click of a mouse – disconnections soar after Smart Meters’ installed, even in winter; public unprotected; typical across industry?

From The Tyee, British Columbia By Andrew MacLeod June 9, 2016 Meters made it possible for utility to unplug power remotely, says spokesperson. In the years following the introduction of smart meters, BC Hydro disconnected about six times as many customers … Continue reading

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Video: “Radio off” Smart Meter is still broadcasting — Is this typical?

Posted by Chilliwack June 2016 Is your Choice of a BC Hydro Smart Meter with Microwave Transmitter Radio-off, that you are paying extra for each and every month, sneakily broadcasting and actually still on, without them telling you? . My … Continue reading

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U.S. legislators propose analog “retro” devices to protect electric grid from cyberattack — but not for homes and businesses

Press Release, June 6, 2016 King, Risch, Heinrich, Collins Introduce Legislation to Protect Electric Grid from Cyber-Attacks — Securing Energy Infrastructure Act would adopt “retro” approach to safeguard against 21st century threat WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Angus King (I-Maine), Jim … Continue reading

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