Tag Archives: Smart Meters

Smart Meter Data Collection is a “Search,” but Court Allows Anyway

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions, Updated Augsut 24, 2018 A few days ago I reported on a ruling in the smart meter-related case of Naperville Smart Meter Awareness (NSMA) v. City of Naperville (Case 1:11-cv-09299) [1]. Since then, there have … Continue reading

Posted in Smart Grid, Smart Meters, and RF Emissions | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Federal Court Rules against Consumers on Smart Meters and Privacy Rights

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions , Updated August 22, 2018 Key Article Points Based upon a Federal Appeals Court analysis, all City of Naperville electric customers are being subjected to a governmental search every 15 minutes without a voluntary consent. … Continue reading

Posted in Smart Grid, Smart Meters, and RF Emissions | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Nicor Gas Begins Deployment of Smart Meter Radio Modules in Northern Illinois

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions With little advance notice of what is really happening, Nicor Gas in northern Illinois is quietly attaching wireless transmitters to existing natural gas meters located at customer homes and businesses. Nicor Gas customers have begun … Continue reading

Posted in Smart Grid, Smart Meters, and RF Emissions | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments

“Uncertain Regulatory Environment” for Smart Meter Wireless Emissions

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions On June 22nd, the North Carolina Utility Commission (NCUC) issued an order to Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC, regarding manual meter reads for those customers seeking opt-outs from utility “smart” meter installations. There are both positive … Continue reading

Posted in Smart Grid, Smart Meters, and RF Emissions | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Future Hack Scenario: Disrupting a Country through Its Smart Meters

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions A new book by Charles Arthur on “Cyber Wars” reviews the most significant cyber attacks in recent years, discusses the lessons learned, and then concludes with an outline of what future hacks we can expect … Continue reading

Posted in Smart Grid, Smart Meters, and RF Emissions | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

France: No Legal Basis for Smart Meter Data Collection without Valid Consent

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions The French data protection authority (‘CNIL’) announced on March 27, 2018, that it had issued a formal notice to the nation’s primary electric supplier for failing to obtain consent for the collection of customer usage … Continue reading

Posted in Smart Grid, Smart Meters, and RF Emissions | Tagged , | 7 Comments

Questions Remain Regarding Investigation by Authorities for 2016 Deadly Fire Linked to Utility Meter

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions This is an investigative report on whether a smart meter likely killed 12 horses in March 2016. On March 15, 2016, a horrific overnight barn fire killed 12 horses at the South Florida Trotting Center, … Continue reading

Posted in Smart Grid, Smart Meters, and RF Emissions | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Smart Meters Slow Hurricane Recovery Efforts

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions In 2015, I wrote a comprehensive article explaining that customer calls, not smart meters are still the primary source of power outage notification for utilities and that “it is unrealistic and misleading to advertise that a … Continue reading

Posted in Smart Grid, Smart Meters, and RF Emissions | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Smart Meter Cyber Attacks: “A Clear and Present Danger”

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions A new article has been published in the International Journal of Critical Infrastructure Protection entitled, “Security Analysis of an Advanced Metering Infrastructure.”  According to the article [1]: “Sophisticated cyber attacks on advanced metering infrastructures are … Continue reading

Posted in Smart Grid, Smart Meters, and RF Emissions | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

‘Subhourly Smart Meter Data Raises Privacy and Safety Concerns’, According to Paper Referenced by Industry Proponents in Legal Brief

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions I previously wrote an article regarding the case of Naperville Smart Meter Awareness, v. City of Naperville, where an amici curiae brief was filed by smart meter proponents explaining how government searches conducted using smart … Continue reading

Posted in Smart Grid, Smart Meters, and RF Emissions | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment