Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Smart Meters Are Opposite of What We've Been Told

Following is the General Public Comment I gave at the City of Battle Creek Commission meeting  Tuesday, April 12, 2016:
Smart meters are being installed by all of our public utility companies in Michigan.  If they have their way, we will all have gas, electric, and water smart meters installed on our homes.  Despite being touted as "more accurate," saving us money, and being safe, their history proves the exact opposite.  Let me explain:  
Overcharging ~
Atlanta, Georgia:  Skyrocketing water bills mystify, anger residents after smartmeter installations 
Tinley Park, one of Chicago's largest suburbs:  Smart water meters regularly overcharge residents 
Grandville, Michigan:  Small business with normally a $250 electric bill receives a $13,000 bill 
Kalamazoo, Michigan:  $22,000 electric bill for 2-bedroom home
All of these due to smart meter inaccuracy (disproving the claim that "smart meters are more accurate" than the old analog public utility meters).

Fires ~
Electric smart meters have a history of starting fires.  An LA insurance examiner who has done a lot of research on the 1000's of smart meter fires that have occurred from Maine to California, has seen two patterns arise: 
1.       Utility companies remove their smart meter before fire investigation 
2.       Utility companies blame the fires on the wiring in the home
 (Smart meters have a clear history of starting fires, though utility companies are for the most part, skirting the blame.) 

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Cyber security ~
FBI warns of cyber threat to electric grid:  On March 31, eleven days ago, the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI began a nationwide program warning utility companies of the dangers from damaging cyber attacks. 
Longtime consumer's advocate Ralph Nader warned us about smart meters a couple of years ago.  And once again, Nader is right.
Electric smart meters connect our homes to the Internet of Things 24/7, and can not be turned-off.  Ever.  (Unlike your cellphone, or WiFi, smart meters keep "us" connected.) 

Adverse health effects ~ 
Smart meter dangers, what they knew and when they knew it: Another retired Armed Forces Captain with 22 years experience in Electronic Warfare and Signals Intelligence, comes forward. What he has to say is very damning for smart meters.
Radio frequency radiation is not benign.  If it WERE benign, it wouldn't be radio frequency radiation, would it?
(My personal experience is that smart meters are far from benign.  After being "zapped" by smart meters, I started investigating, and have found document after document, article after article, and study after study, explaining and confirming my experiences of being zapped.) 
Now that you know how smart meters expose us to multiple threats; from over-charging, fires, cyber security, and health; the question is, how long before you pass a resolution like Marysville, Michigan did, for a no-fee, analog opt-out?
Thank you for listening ~ May we all truly be blessed!
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  1. So in Marysville Mi they have already passed Analog opt out and no fees? So why cannot the rest of us in Michigan have this same and get Analog meters on our homes. Consumers Energy keep telling me email after email that they no longer have them. We shouldn't be charged to take off their nasty meter and put on our own Analog meter we CAN buy, but they will not give me an answer when I directly ask that question...not that we should have to buy our own meter to pay for use of their electric, but we would if they would allow us to.

    1. Sonja, a Resolution is like stating that the community supports no-fee analog opt-out. It's not a state law.

      HB 4220 is a proposed law that will limit the analog fee to $5. This bill is still in the Energy Policy Committee, which is why it's so important to contact ALL the Energy Policy Committee members (because they represent us all in committee), and tell them you want them to support HB 4220, Analog Choice!


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