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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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Is PG&E overbilling opt-out customers with “estimated” utility bills?

From EMF Safety Network February 9, 2017 If you are a smart meter opt-out customer, you might want to call PG&E to find out if they’ve correctly billed you. People are getting higher bills because PG&E is reading meters every … Continue reading

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Tucson, Arizona: Huge water bill for new house with no running water — “The meters are wrong.”

Spokesperson Fernando Molina says that while meter malfunctions are possible. [t]here’s been less than 5 documented cases in the last 20 years. “There is always that chance that the meter is over-registering but it is extremely rare…” See the comments … Continue reading

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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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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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