Tag Archives: SCE

California power shut-offs pose fire risk due to Smart Meters

In the report I released this summer on Smart Meter fire and electrical hazards, I explained the dangers which electrical surges pose to digital electronic meters. This week PG&E will activate Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) in many California counties. … Continue reading

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California ballot initiative would eliminate investor-owned utilities, establish statewide public utility

From Utility Dive Herman K. Trabish November 3, 2015 Dive Brief: The California Secretary of State last week approved a ballot proposal for signature gathering that would replace the state’s three investor-owned utilities with a single, statewide public power district, … Continue reading

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Smart Meters are a known fire hazard — new evidence revealed by electrical workers union

In a proceeding before the National Labor Relations Board, evidence was submitted that Smart Meter fires, burned Smart Meters, burned meter sockets, and malfunctioning Smart Meters are regularly occurring and are known to Oncor and CenterPoint, two Texas utility companies. The … Continue reading

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U.S. federal attorneys must investigate California Public Utilities Commission

Los Angeles Daily News, January 19, 2015 Editorial by Thomas Elias Memo to U.S. attorneys in Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego: It’s high time you investigate the former president and some current members and officials of the California … Continue reading

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California government report on SCE Smart Meter program: Rising costs eliminate consumer savings

In 2007, Southern California Edison (SCE) projected a net cost benefit from their Smart Meter program  to consumers of only $9 million over the lifetime of the project. By 2012, that “very slim margin” had disappeared under increasing costs. The Division … Continue reading

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How many RF pulses per day from a Smart Meter?

Utility companies have repeatedly claimed that their Smart Meters emit Only 6 times a day Less than a minute Only a few minutes each hour (Southern California Edison — SCE) Once every 4-6 hours (Pepco) “Does not continuously broadcast all … Continue reading

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