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Expert Testimony on Smart Meters/Grid: “Retain analog systems to the extent possible.”

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions Cynthia Ayers is a national security threat analyst, currently working as an independent consultant within the Mission Control and Cyber Division of the Center for Strategic Leadership, U.S. Army War College.  She is also serving … Continue reading

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Congressional Testimony: ‘Smart’ meters have a life of 5 to 7 years.

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions Introduction Testimony was provided last week (October 21, 2015) at a Congressional hearing regarding “cybersecurity for power systems.”  A surprising admission was provided by one of the expert witnesses that I will discuss here in … Continue reading

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Testimony of Dr. De-Kun Li on Wireless Smart Meter Safety

Dr. De-Kun Li is a leading research scientist in reproductive and prenatal epidemiology.  Biographical information for Dr. Li is listed at the end of this page. In December 2012, Dr. De-Kun Li filed testimony before the Maine Public Utility Commission … Continue reading

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Hacking a Smart Meter and Killing the Grid

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions Nick Hunn of Creative Connectivity published an article this month entitled, “How to Hack a Smart Meter and Kill the Grid … And then all the lights went out.” [1] Hunn says his new article … Continue reading

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Recent Court Ruling on Smart Meter Privacy Invasions Was Based on False Premise of “Benefits”

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions, Updated October 2, 2018 Key Article Points The recent court ruling allowing smart meter privacy invasions was based on a false premise of “benefits.” Smart meters do not reduce costs, do not result in cheaper … Continue reading

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Security Risks and Technology Obsolescence Reduce Smart Meter Expected Lifetimes

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions, Updated October 15, 2018 Key Article Points: Meter manufacturers and most utility companies attempting to justify large-scale smart meter deployments claim useful life values in the range of 15 to 20 years. Those individuals and … Continue reading

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Future Hack Scenario: Disrupting a Country through Its Smart Meters

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions A new book by Charles Arthur on “Cyber Wars” reviews the most significant cyber attacks in recent years, discusses the lessons learned, and then concludes with an outline of what future hacks we can expect … Continue reading

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Power Consumption and Registration Issues for Smart Meters

by K. T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions, November 14, 2017; Updated February 2, 2019 There has been some opposition to smart meters that includes claims such as the following: The power required to run the AMI meter is borne by the … Continue reading

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Dr. Samuel Milham: “Smart meters are a public health hazard.”

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions As part of direct testimony [1] filed in an electric utility rate case in Arizona, Samuel Milham, M.D., M.P.H. stated: “It is my professional opinion that smart meters are a public health hazard.” Dr. Milham … Continue reading

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Deflating the Propaganda Argument on How Smart Meter Opt-Outs Shift Extra Costs to Ratepayers

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions  In order to penalize consumers who do not wish to take on the additional safety and security risks associated with smart meters, utilities typically charge those customers punitive fees.  They justify or rationalize these fees … Continue reading

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