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‘Smart’ Meters are ‘Guilt Meters’ and an Example of a ‘Fraudulent, Bogus Innovation’

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions At this website we have categorized the various risks related to utility smart meters, including health, privacy invasions, cyber threats, increased risk of fires, inaccuracy in billing, and environmental impacts.  In addition, we have shown … Continue reading

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‘Smart’ Meters are the Great Consumer ‘Rip-off’ of our Time

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions  A UK Money Mail investigation has found that ‘smart’ meters represent “The great smart meter rip-off: Energy giants will use devices to DOUBLE the cost of power when you need it most.” As reported by … Continue reading

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The Role of Consumer Watchdog Groups in Protecting Consumers from Abusive ‘Smart’ Meters

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions  Earlier this year, I wrote that Indiana Regulators Reject Smart Meters for Duke Energy.  The headline news was that state regulators rejected a proposal from Duke Energy to raise customers’ rates, in part to pay for … 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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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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‘Take your smart meters and shove’em’ Say Johannesburg Residents

Source for Article: Roodepoort Record Johannesburg, South Africa — City Power might face a civil law suit as residents are sick and tired of so-called ‘smart’ meters, their defects and resulting billing issues. A mob of infuriated residents had representatives … Continue reading

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Universal Deployment of Smart Meters May Be Unnecessary in New York to Support REV Mandates

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions  Introduction In June we reported that Smart Meters May Not Be Part of New York’s Electric Grid Vision and that: “The groups that are party to New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) program are still … Continue reading

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Smart Meters Not Necessary to Modernize the Electric Grid Says a Major U.S. Utility

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions  On July 30, 2015, the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission issued an ‘order of notice’ commencing an investigation into grid modernization in New Hampshire.  In response to that order, Eversource Energy (formerly known as Northeast … Continue reading

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Smart meters giving Victorian consumers ‘no benefit’ on electricity bills, auditor-general says

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions  In 2006, the Victorian Government in Australia mandated the rollout of electricity smart meters to all households and small businesses across Victoria under the Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) program. Victorians have paid more than $2 … Continue reading

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Consumers and Environment Unlikely to Benefit from Smart Meters, Confirms Latest Research

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions  The smart grid industry has continued to spend billions and billions of dollars to deploy smart meters into the population despite the mounting evidence that they are of no value to consumers and actually introduce … Continue reading

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