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More ComEd Smart Meter fires? Electric meters cause $20,000 November fire and $150,000 January fire in Illinois

Three articles below on ComEd electric meter fires in Schaumberg, Illinois. This latest one caused $20,000. in damage, and the previous one caused $150,000. in damage and displaced 18 families.  Were these Smart Meters? It seems so. The city website says … Continue reading

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Opposition to ComEd/Exelon plan: Chicago officials say changes would hurt low-income customers

From Crain’s Chicago Business Run your dishwasher at the wrong time, watch your electric bill soar? By Steve Daniels October 12, 2016 Six South and West Side aldermen, along with Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, are pressing state lawmakers … 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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Illinois: ComEd may seek extension to deadline requiring Smart Meters for all customers

Smart Meters are mandated in Illinois. The cumulative time of transmissions which ComEd rep McMahan gives in the article below — 5 minutes over a 24 hour period — is much higher than many meters. These transmissions are very brief pulses. If each pulse is … 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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Illinois and Massachusetts require Smart Meters. Isn’t that illegal?

The federal 2005 Energy Act is very clear – Smart Meters are to be offered to customers and only installed if they request them. SEC. 1252. SMART METERING. (a) IN GENERAL.—Section 111(d) of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of … Continue reading

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Illinois leaders oppose Smart Meters — ICC mandates Smart Meters by 2022 — ComEd speeds up roll-out

What a disappointment for ComEd and its many supporters. With help from many, it managed to overturn a governor’s veto to get very specific legislation authorizing adequate returns for a multi-billion-dollar grid modernization effort. And then, after the project was already … Continue reading

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