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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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Report – “British Columbia Utility Commission and Smart Meter Fires: The Failure to Protect”

This is an international problem. From the Coalition to Stop Smart Meters in British Columbia: 1)   No agency is tracking fires; 2)   Regulations and laws are being broken with impunity, e.g. meters are being removed from the fire scene, electrical … Continue reading

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British Columbia Utility Commission & Smart Meter Fires: The Failure to Protect — Report

From the Coalition to Stop BC Smart Meters 9-13-17 The BC Utilities Commission’s prime reason for being, as stated in the BC Utilities Commission Act, is to ensure that the citizens of BC receive service that is safe and secure. … Continue reading

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Lawsuits in California claim faulty PG&E Smart Meters started house fires

The video shows meter vendors GE and Landis & Gyr. http://abc30.com/video/embed/?pid=2660552 He noticed several PG&E employees got there almost as quickly, and he says one of them removed the smart meter while the firefighters worked. Firebaugh’s fire chief saw it … Continue reading

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Union claims Oncor violated worker’s rights in federal appeal over Smart Meter fire testimony

From Reuters By Robert Iafolla April 10, 2017 (Reuters) – An affiliate of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers has told a federal appeals court that an electrical utility company in Texas broke federal labor law by firing a worker for … Continue reading

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Are ‘smart’ meters dangerous? Pennsylvania man wins round in fight with electric company

From Penn Live By Matt Miller February 10, 2017 At least for now, a Philadelphia man has won a round in his fight with the electric company. It came this week when a Commonwealth Court panel ordered the Public Utility … Continue reading

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Houston news investigated Smart Meter fires in 2011

This news investigation was in CenterPoint Energy’s territory. CenterPoint uses Itron Centron Openway Smart Meters. CenterPoint employees told IBEW union officer Bobby Reed that these meters have thinner blades, causing a poor connection. This causes arcing and a fire hazard. … Continue reading

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Federal labor board discusses Smart Meter fire problems

Electrical workers union official Bobby Reed was fired by Texas utility company Oncor after testifying about Smart Meter fire problems to the Texas Senate in 2012. The National Labor Relations Board has just released its Decision and Order on his … Continue reading

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UK engineering organization questioned worker training, roll-out haste, and fires in 2012

It’s alarming to read this 2012 article. The UK-based Institution of Engineering and Technology is a 140-year old professional organization. From the Institution of Engineering and Technology Engineering and Technology Magazine Smart Meters, Dumb Fires 17  December 2012 By Kris Sangani … Continue reading

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Certification laboratory says Smart Meter “design flaws…known to cause serious fire hazards”

Here it is, again — proof that the industry has been very concerned about Smart Meter fires, and proof that it has been lying about the hazard. MET Laboratories is A leading independent electrical testing & certification lab providing true … Continue reading

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