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Calgary: City auditors cite lack of confidence in water billing and water meters in wake of complaints

From the Calgary Herald By Bill Kaufmann September 10, 2017 In the wake of Calgarians’ complaints over drastic over-billing for water services, city auditors have expressed a lack of confidence in the process. And a report to be delivered to … Continue reading

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UK: ‘Error’ causes SSE smart meters to tell customers they’d spent £20k on gas and electricity in just one day

From the Sun March 5, 2017 By Kathryn Cain The company said no one would be charged extra due to the fault. CUSTOMERS were being quoted thousands of pounds for one DAY’s worth of gas and electricity due to a … Continue reading

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Netherlands study: electronic energy meters’ false readings almost 6 times higher than actual energy consumption

The greatest inaccuracies were seen when dimmers combined with energy saving light bulbs and LED bulbs were connected to the system. From University of Twente, Netherlands March 3, 2017 Some electronic energy meters can give false readings that are up … Continue reading

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Ohio smart water meter coverup: 72,000 billing complaints, “skyrocketing bills” for Cleveland Water customers; critical meter installation error or other problems?

Excellent investigative report from News 5 Cleveland by Ron Regan February 15, 2017 Excerpts: Cleveland Water uses Elster meters. Incorrect meter programming leads to billing error, but water officials failed to inform customers with skyrocketing bills A Cleveland water customer will high … Continue reading

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Disabled veteran disputes bill increase, smart meter reading

On the newscast. the reporters say that they’ve been hearing from other people about high bills, and they give information on the two upcoming Michigan legislature hearings on the Smart Meter bill. From ABC 12, Michigan VIDEO on website By … Continue reading

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Ohio: “Brace yourself”; high bills for many Duke Energy customers despite warm winter

The news channel did not investigate this, and instead allowed Duke Energy airtime for public relations. From WCPO Why your Duke bill’s so high, despite warm month Don’t Waste Your Money John Matarese January 24, 2017 Video at http://www.wcpo.com/48201a4a-7fb6-40c0-a1be-05624825ad39 Segment … Continue reading

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Canada: Smart Meter logs 130 kW hours during power outage

From CBC News Hydro One meter drives up electricity bill during power outage, customer says By Jeff Walters November 23, 2016 A snowstorm near Thunder Bay, Ont. knocked out power to thousands of Hydro One customers over the past weekend, but the … Continue reading

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