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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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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 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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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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A Critical Review of the ComEd Radiofrequency ‘Fact Sheet’

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions  I was recently asked to respond to a question posed by a ComEd customer regarding the technical content of a ComEd “Radio Frequency Fact Sheet” on smart meters. [1]  Upon review and without taking a strong … Continue reading

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Clearing Up ComEd Misinformation on Smart Meter Emissions

As reported on October 21, 2014 in the Daily Herald, according to ComEd officials on the topic of smart meters: “Although the meters transmit six times a day, the radio frequency is on for less than 5 minutes a day.” … Continue reading

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ComEd Smart Meter Refusals/ Deferrals … $21.53 per month

Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) customers in Illinois have the availability of a temporary refusal or deferral program so that they can retain their current analog electrical usage meter.  Unfortunately, the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) has ordered ComEd to install new wireless smart meters … Continue reading

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ComEd Compares Smart Meters to Baby Monitors

This article details how experts have expressed concerns pertaining to radiofrequency (RF) emissions from “baby monitors” and then how Commonwealth Edison Company attempts to minimize concerns over smart meters because they are just like baby monitors. Experts Express Concern on the Use of Baby … Continue reading

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