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About SkyVision Solutions

Raising public awareness and finding solutions for smart grid issues related to invasions of privacy, data security, cyber threats, health and societal impacts, as well as hazards related to radiofrequency (RF) radiation emissions from all wireless devices, including smart meters.

The Hype Surrounding 5G and Connecting “Everything” Wirelessly

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions  There has recently been a lot of hype surrounding the planned deployment of 5G wireless technologies in the United States and elsewhere.  5G is considered the next major phase of mobile telecommunications and is expected … Continue reading

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Extension Likely Coming Soon for ComEd Customers ‘Deferring’ Smart Meter Installations

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions  We have previously communicated through this website on how Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) customers are being mistreated by not having a permanent smart meter refusal option even though downstate Illinois customers of Ameren do have such … Continue reading

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Protecting Ourselves and our Families from Radiofrequency Radiation

Current guidelines of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and similar organizations are outdated and do not adequately protect us from the hazards of radiofrequency radiation (RF).  FCC exposure guidelines only protect against thermal damage despite overwhelming evidence that so-called non-thermal … Continue reading

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How the Smart Meter ‘Remote Disconnect’ Can Cause Fires

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions  I have previously stated that “the most dangerous ‘feature’ included in the majority of smart meters deployed today is the remote disconnect option.” [1] [2]  At the time, I was primarily referencing the increased risk … Continue reading

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Smart Meters Should Do No Harm

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions I discovered a new article [1] written by Nick Hunn of WiFore Consulting Ltd. regarding the status of the smart meter program in the UK, dated August 1, 2016.  In May 2016, Mr. Hunn provided … Continue reading

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Utilities Intimidate and Browbeat Customers on Smart Meter Refusals

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions Governments and corporations are forcing utility ‘smart’ meters onto consumers’ homes saying that they give consumers control over their own energy bills.  This propaganda-like message is quite misleading and more importantly completely ignores the tremendous … Continue reading

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Chicago Suburb Formally Requests Permanent Smart Meter Refusal Option from ComEd

Story Updated July 27, 2016 The Village of Burr Ridge, a suburb of Chicago, Illinois, has formally requested “that Commonwealth Edison take action to work with the ICC [Illinois Commerce Commission] and General Assembly to amend its rules to allow … Continue reading

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Smart Meter Deployments: Based upon Biased and False Assumptions for Providing Eco-Feedback to Consumers (Part 2)

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions What if the billions and billions of dollars being spent to deploy so-called “smart meters” were found to be justified based upon biased and false assumptions?  Should consumers still be required to pay for smart … Continue reading

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Assessing the Prevalence of Bias in Studies Showing Savings Linked to Energy Consumption Feedback (Part 1)

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions Key Article Point Based upon the positive biases that are inherent in energy consumption feedback studies, there is considerable doubt on the validity of estimates that smart meters can deliver the promised energy savings. Introduction … Continue reading

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Smart Meter Enabled Demand Charges: “No Way to Live”

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions Proponents of smart meters justify them primarily based on assertions that consumption feedback to consumers will help them conserve energy in support of sustainability goals.  As stated in one study [1]: “Smart meters offer possibilities … Continue reading

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Radiofrequency Radiation Boosts Cancer Rates in Animals, According to Federal Government Study

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions; Updated May 27, 2016 According to Microwave News, results of the U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP) have shown that exposure to radiofrequency (RF) radiation has resulted in statistically significant increases in cancer among male rats.  … Continue reading

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Smart Meter Remote Disconnect: An ‘Unnecessary Risk’ for Significant Damage to the Grid

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions I have written numerous articles over the past couple of years describing how smart meters make the electric grid inherently less safe from a cybersecurity perspective.  In fact, in one article I recently stated that: … Continue reading

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