Tag Archives: AMI

New report: Fire and electrical hazards of Smart Meters and digital utility meters

Smart Meters and other digital utility meters are electronic devices which vary considerably from traditional analog electromechanical meters. Differences in design and function, including basic design flaws ignoring National Electrical Code rules, create an enormous fire and electrical hazard in … Continue reading

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Independence, Missouri cancels AMI contracts, prohibits Smart Meter installations

On June 3, the City Council of Independence, Missouri passed an ordinance prohibiting the installation of AMI/Smart Meters anywhere in the city and voiding all city AMI contracts. “The City of Independence including the Mayor, City Council, City Manager, City … Continue reading

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Missouri: Independence City Council rejects Smart Meter proposals

From The Examiner of East Jackson County By Mark Genet March 19, 2019 There will be no digital smart meters in the foreseeable future for Independence utility customers. The City Council voted Monday against entering a contract with either vendor … Continue reading

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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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