Monthly Archives: July 2015

Smart City/Grid Technocrat Philosophy on Life: “If you are going to travel, travel now.”

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions  At this website I have categorized and listed the various risks related to smart grid technology. Beyond that, however, citizens need to be aware of the policies and extremist views that many proponents of smart … Continue reading

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Utilities Remove Burned Smart Meter Evidence from Fire Scenes

We’ve had anecdotal evidence for quite some time that utility companies remove burned smart meters from fire scenes before fire investigators can determine the source of home or business electrical fires.  This was more officially reported this past March when … Continue reading

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When Water Gets Inside Smart Meters, “All Bets Are Off.”

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions In June it was reported based upon a Chicago Tribune investigation that a Chicago Suburb Claims Smart Water Meters Don’t Overcharge. “They Misrecord.”  The Tribune has continued to investigate this issue and has found problems with … Continue reading

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Smart Meter Time Varying Pricing Can Lead to “Catastrophic Consequences” for the Grid

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions A new study has been released based upon research at Bremen University that reveals that the use of time varying rates implemented through the mass deployment of smart meters can lead to consumer demand avalanches … Continue reading

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Smart meter “issues are of great concern, not just locally, but also nationally and internationally,” cautions Judge

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions In May we reported on a positive story that a Michigan Court Orders Justification of Smart Meter Refusal Fees.  The Court document for this case stated that: “…because of the numerous issues raised on appeal … … Continue reading

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Insanity: Turning Smart Meters into a Supercomputer Platform

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions This website has cataloged an assortment of societal risks involved with the deployment of utility smart meters and reasons why they should either be rolled back or curtailed.  The purpose of electric usage meters is … Continue reading

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Smart Meter Propaganda and “Free Ice Cream” for the Children

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions Last summer it was reported from various sources that Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) was patrolling Chicago area neighborhoods handing out free ice cream and other treats in order to “start a two-way conversation with customers about … Continue reading

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Orwellian Future: ‘Smart Cities’ Will Know Everything About You

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions A Wall Street Journal (WSJ) article, “Smart Cities Will Know Everything About You,” published late yesterday exemplifies the epitome of what is wrong with the direction we are headed in terms of implementation of ‘smart … Continue reading

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Smart Meters Put Grid Security at Risk

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions Grid security is at risk according to an article today at GCN which provides information, insight and analysis to the Government IT and Education IT sectors. “The technical issues that interrupted service for the Wall … Continue reading

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‘Smart meters are capable of capturing discrete details of behavior’ says Federal Judge; however…

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions On July 7th, 2015, a Federal Judge denied an unreasonable search and invasion of privacy claim in the case of Naperville Smart Meter Awareness (NSMA) v. City of Naperville, thereby condoning Fourth Amendment violations of … Continue reading

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Don’t Waste Money on Energy Efficiency Upgrades, According to Study

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions  A new study finds that even when accounting for the broader societal benefits of energy efficiency investments, the costs still substantially outweigh the benefits. [1][2] From the abstract of the study: “Conventional wisdom suggests that … Continue reading

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UK’s Controversial Smart Meter Scheme Loses Program Chair as the Ship Continues to Sink

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions  According to SmartEnergy GB:  “Smart meters will help us get Gaz & Leccy under control.” Unfortunately, SmartEnergy GB, the organization responsible for promoting the rollout of smart meters in Great Britain has lost its chairperson … Continue reading

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