Tag Archives: AMI

Iowa Utility Board orders free opt-out and residential customers with analog meters may keep them, for now

On February 6, 2019, the Iowa Utility Board issued its final ruling, rejecting Interstate Power and Light Company’s proposed tariffs for alternatives to AMI meters. On March 1, 2018, Interstate Power and Light Company (IPL) filed with the Utilities Board … Continue reading

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Neptune smart/AMI water meters have 1-watt pulses

Showcased in 2018 by Neptune Technology Group, these AMI meters send 1-watt microwave radiation pulses every 7 ½ minutes, as well as 100 mW pulses every 14 seconds. The 1-watt pulses are for fixed network data collectors – eg. “small … Continue reading

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Washington UTC: Utilities must offer an opt-out to residential customers

“It is the commission’s responsibility to ensure regulated companies provide safe and reliable service to customers at reasonable rates” On April 10, 2018, the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission issued a formal policy statement that residential customers must be offered … Continue reading

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Breaking: New Mexico rejects PNM Smart Meter proposal — “it does not promote the public interest”

April 11, 2018 “The  plan presented in the Application does not provide a net public benefit and it does not promote the public interest.” — New Mexico Public Regulation Commission, April 11, 2018 Recommended Decision 3-19-18 Final Decision, 4-11-18 Case … Continue reading

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Illinois approves Ameren’s accelerated Smart Meter/AMI deployment; ComEd partners in smart water meter pilot

From Metering.com October 4, 2016 In the US, the Illinois Commerce Commission approved Ameren Illinois’ revised smart grid AMI deployment plan. In 2012, the Missouri-based power company received approval from the Illinois Commerce Commission for its advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) … Continue reading

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Report ranks electricity meters for risk to health, privacy, cybersecurity

From Electromagnetic Health.org, March 16, 2015 This March 15, 2015 report ranking electricity meters on their risk to health, privacy and cyber security is from Ronald M. Powell, Ph.D. Dr. Powell is a retired career U.S. Government scientist who holds a … Continue reading

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