Tag Archives: Safety Concerns

Updated: Homeowner’s Vivid Account of Smart Meter Explosion in Ontario plus Initial Government Reaction

Earlier this week, we reported on a ‘Ball of Fire’ from a Smart Meter Explosion at a home in Ontario, Canada. Veronica Onyskiw was interviewed on Talk Radio AM 640 in Toronto yesterday regarding the smart meter explosion that resulted in … Continue reading

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‘Ball of Fire’ from Smart Meter Explosion

Veronica Onyskiw woke up to the sound of her dog growling and a loud noise like a revving engine coming from outside her Beech Street home (in Ontario, Canada). Worried someone was breaking in, Onyskiw tried to call police, but … Continue reading

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Regional District in BC Canada Calls for Immediate Rollback of Smart Meters

As reported today by CBC/Radio-Canada, the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) is calling for an “immediate cessation” of smart meter installations and to “remove those meters already installed.” The district’s board chair, Mark Pendergraft, said a recent report from 200 … Continue reading

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Increased Risk of Smart Meter Fires Remains despite Receiving ‘Passing Grade’ for Nevada Test Samples

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions  Underwriters Laboratories (UL) last week gave a passing grade for a sample of 72 smart meters that were previously provided by the utility company NV Energy for product testing. Yesterday, the Associated Press ran with … Continue reading

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‘Smart’ Meters Have Failed and Were a Dumb Investment

Having reached the end of 2014, there is no doubt it has been a devastating year for utility smart meters and smart grid advocates.  Whether all utility executives yet realize it or not, smart meters have failed.  They have failed miserably to … Continue reading

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San Antonio Townhome Locks Utility Meter Boxes to Prevent Smart Meter Installations

CPS Energy has options for homeowners in San Antonio, Texas who wish to opt out of the new “smart” meter program, but those options don’t apply to businesses or multifamily complexes.  This appears to be a clear case of discrimination. … Continue reading

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Arizona Smart Meters Not Established as Safe

The Arizona Department of Health, Office of Environmental Health released a report  in November 2014 entitled, “Public Health Evaluation of Radio Frequency Exposure from Electronic Meters.” For purposes of this article, the issued document will be referred to as the Arizona Department … Continue reading

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SaskPower Smart Meters Catch Fire When It Rains

As reported at this website last month, an independent review in Canada revealed that smart meters are experiencing catastrophic failures when rain water  (and/or condensation along with other contaminants) gets into the smart meters themselves, causing arcing  across electronic components … Continue reading

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Smart Meter Failures a ‘Catastrophe’ in Saskatchewan

As reported at this website in late July, “Fires Prompt Saskatchewan Government in Canada to Order Removal of 105,000 Smart Meters.” On October 27th,  the Government of Saskatchewan released the results of a scathing review on the smart meter “debacle” which is now … Continue reading

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Analog Meters Withstand “Hot Sockets” Better Than Smart Meters

Key Article Point Even if  electric utility companies are able to “blame” a hot socket or customer wiring for many smart meter-related fires, the  meters themselves likely contributed to the fires, the severity of the fire damage, or the speed at which … Continue reading

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