Monthly Archives: March 2016

Illinois Attorney General Issues Consumer Alert on ‘Smart’ Meters

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan today issued a consumer alert “urging Illinois residents to do their homework on smart meters – how they work, what type of data they collect, how the data can be … Continue reading

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Smart Meters: An Example of Surveillance Capitalism

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions, Updated January 2019 An essay preview was given this month for a new book to be authored by Shoshana Zuboff (now actually published in 2019) dealing with the topic of “surveillance capitalism” [1] [2].  Giant … Continue reading

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Questions Remain Unanswered Regarding Potential Health Effects Related to Smart Grid Technologies

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions  In June and July of 2011, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) hosted two separate workshops related to the possible health effects associated with radiofrequency (RF) emissions from smart grid technologies.  In December 2011, EPRI … Continue reading

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The “Smart” Dryer and TOU Rates: A Stupid Idea on So Many Levels

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions Within the last couple of months I have posted comprehensive articles to demonstrate how consumers financially suffer with smart meters and that they are also financially and socially punished when subjected to Time-of-Use (TOU) electricity … Continue reading

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Smart Meter Surveillance, Spying, and Generating “Insights”

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions Last September I wrote an article, Smart Meter Surveillance versus ‘Very Granular Insights’ [1], which discussed how utility companies are able to conduct surveillance on consumers and citizens through smart meters.  That article mentioned how a … Continue reading

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