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Colorado: Energy bill quadrupled after Xcel installed “Smart” Meter

Protest a high bill and report it to the consumer affairs or attorney general’s office in your state or province. There is usually an appeal process where a customer does not have to pay the contested amount. This information is … Continue reading

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Arizona overbilling problems: ‘I couldn’t believe it…how could it be that high?’

Notice the utility company uses the term “concerns” which has no legal standing and downplays the real issues he is raising. But importantly, the utility company admits overbilling is a widespread problem. “Many of our customers…have similar concerns.” Customers should … Continue reading

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Canada: Residents demand answers from town council over high water bills and ‘leak’ notices

Received from Kindersley, Saskatchewan: We are getting insanely high water bills in Kindersley, Saskatchewan. The consumption levels are so high homes should be flooding and we are getting bills to match. Residents are starting to get disconnection notices. People here … Continue reading

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Canada: Hydro customer charged more than $600 despite turning off heat, showering at the gym

This is the new line from the utility company: the prior tenant had the same bill. The reporter doesn’t recount the typical high bill problems with Smart Meters. It’s been a month. Where is the follow-up story? What about the seniors and … Continue reading

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Oklahoma: Claremore residents upset over power surges, electrical problems, and high bills

From Red Dirt News By Tim Farley | October 19, 2015 City has highest electric bills in Oklahoma, meter critic says CLAREMORE, Okla. — Smart Meters are causing electrical bills in Claremore to jump as high as 500 percent, according … Continue reading

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South Africa’s overbilling problems: ‘Take your smart meters and shove ’em’

From Roodepoort Record October 5, 2015 Residents petitioning City Power, looking at civil law suit over smart meters. City Power might face a civil law suit as residents are sick and tired of so-called ‘smart’ meters, their defects and resulting … Continue reading

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New York: billing errors inflate bills for 2,000 National Grid customers

Newsday.com July 2, 2015 By MARK HARRINGTON mark.harrington at newsday.com More than 2,000 National Grid gas customers have received bills for thousands of dollars more than they owed — including one for more than $30,000 — over the past year … Continue reading

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U.S. National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners gave presentation on Smart Meter problems in 2011. Why aren’t they telling Americans?

Utility commissioners in the United States belong to NARUC — the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners. CPUC Chairman Michael Peevey sits on the board as well as commissioners in other states who have been Smart Meter cheerleaders. State utility commissions … Continue reading

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Are Smart Meters accurate? — the Structure Group report

Bakersfield Californian columnist Lois Henry has written extensively on the problems with PG&E Smart Meters. Below are links to many of her articles. After high bills plagued Bakersfield residents, they and a few legislators, chiefly former California State Senator Dean … Continue reading

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