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Secure Your Family from Cyber Threats with an Analog Meter, Says Michigan State Senator

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions  The Michigan House Energy Policy Committee has been conducting hearings on legislation that would restore consumer protections regarding the type of meters that are installed upon their personal property by utility companies.  I provided coverage … Continue reading

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Smart Meter Data Analysis Enables Consumer Profiling with “Alarmingly High Accuracy”

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions  From a recent peer-reviewed industry article [1], here is what is stated about the issue of privacy and smart meters for the “end user” of electricity: “Conventional meters were only capable of measuring and displaying … Continue reading

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Smart Meter Deployments Result in a Cyber Attack Surface of “Unprecedented Scale”

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions  The Internet of Things (IoT) involves an Internet which will evolve from connecting just machines and people towards connecting “smart” objects and things.  The electric utility industry is currently developing an IoT-based smart grid (SG).  This … Continue reading

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Health Risks Associated with Smart Meter Wireless Emissions

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions Article Key Points There is a “reasonable basis” for concern regarding health risks associated with smart meter wireless emissions. It is “unreasonable” to involuntarily and chronically expose consumers to the electromagnetic energy emitted by smart … 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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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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Consumers Resist Being “Systematically Controlled” by ‘Smart’ Meters

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions Subtitle/ Key Point:  Comfort and Privacy Not for Sale A 2015 study out of Sweden attempted to measure the degree to which consumers would accept financial compensation in return for the “disutility people experience from … Continue reading

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‘Catastrophic’ Failures Expected with ‘Smart’ Meters

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions ‘Smart’ Meters are expected to occasionally fail catastrophically while analog meters do not normally have that failure mode.  This was the information presented by an industry representative at a recent conference sponsored by the Edison … Continue reading

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Oral Arguments to be Heard this Week by Maine Supreme Court in Smart Meter Case

Note:  This article has been updated with additional information based upon the oral arguments held 11/3/2015.  Refer to the end of the article for the updated content. Oral arguments in an ongoing smart meter case will be heard on November … Continue reading

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