Skip to comments.Our Smart Meter Battle Has Started
Posted on 07/07/2012 1:12:52 PM PDT by Windflier
Subject: Our Smart Meter battle has started in the Dallas, TX area...
Last week, we received a Smart Meter installation notification letter from Oncor, and today I refused to allow an Oncor contractor access to our meter. I made many copies of the below letter and hand walked them to all my neighbors. If you have Smart Meter information available that will assist us with this battle, I would greatly appreciate it.
Copy of letter below:
Hello neighbor, On June 29th, 2012, we received a Smart Meter installation letter from Oncor at our home. We intend to REFUSE installation for the below reasons, and highly suggest you conduct research on the subject before allowing it to be connected to your home as well. We have provided an example letter that must be sent certified to two separate locations and we have provided you with two links for your research at the very bottom of this letter.
To: (2) Letters 1st Certified letter YOUR energy provider/ 2nd Certified letter to Oncor
Name of Your Energy Provider
City State Zip
Date of letter
From: (Your Address)
NOTICE OF NO CONSENT TO TRESPASS AND SURVEILLANCE, NOTICE OF LIABILITY
Dear (Energy Provider) and all agents, officers, employees, contractors and interested parties,
If you intend to install a Smart Meter or any activity monitoring device at the above address, you and all other parties are hereby denied consent for installation and use of all such devices on the above property. Installation and use of any activity monitoring device is hereby refused and prohibited. Informed consent is legally required for installation of any surveillance device and any device that will collect and transmit private and personal data to undisclosed and unauthorized parties for undisclosed and unauthorized purposes.
Authorization for sharing of personal and private information may only be given by the originator and subject of that information. That authorization is hereby denied and refused with regard to the above property and all its occupants. Smart Meters violate the law and cause endangerment to residents by the following factors:
1. They individually identify electrical devices inside the home and record when they are operated causing invasion of privacy.
2. They monitor household activity and occupancy in violation of rights and domestic security.
3. They transmit wireless signals which may be intercepted by unauthorized and unknown parties. Those signals can be used to monitor behavior and occupancy and they can be used by criminals to aid criminal activity against the occupants.
4. Data about occupants daily habits and activities are collected, recorded and stored in permanent databases which are accessed by parties not authorized or invited to know and share that private data by those whos activities were recorded.
5. Those with access to the smart meter databases can review a permanent history of household activities complete with calendar and time-of-day metrics to gain a highly invasive and detailed view of the lives of the occupants.
6. Those databases may be shared with, or fall into the hands of criminals, blackmailers, corrupt law enforcement, private hackers of wireless transmissions, power company employees, and other unidentified parties who may act against the interests of the occupants under metered surveillance.
7. Smart Meters are, by definition, surveillance devices which violate Federal and State wiretapping laws by recording and storing databases of private and personal activities and behaviors without the consent or knowledge of those people who are monitored.
8. It is possible for example, with analysis of certain Smart Meter data, for unauthorized and distant parties to determine medical conditions, sexual activities, physical locations of persons within the home, vacancy patterns and personal information and habits of the occupants.
9. Your company has not adequately disclosed the particular recording and transmission capabilities of the smart meter, or the extent of the data that will be recorded, stored and shared, or the purposes to which the data will and will not be put.
10. Electromagnetic and Radio Frequency energy contamination from smart meters exceeds allowable safe and healthful limits for domestic environments as determined by the EPA and other scientific programs.
I forbid, refuse and deny consent of any installation and use of any monitoring, eavesdropping, and surveillance devices on my property, my place of residence and my place of occupancy. That applies to and includes Smart Meters and activity monitoring devices of any and all kinds. Any attempt to install any such device directed at me, other occupants, my property or residence will constitute trespass, stalking, wiretapping and unlawful surveillance and endangerment of health and safety, all prohibited and punishable by law through criminal and civil complaints. All persons, government agencies and private organizations responsible for installing or operating monitoring devices directed at or recording my activities, which I have not specifically authorized in writing, will be fully liable for any violations, intrusions, harm or negative consequences caused or made possible by those devices whether those negative consequences are justified by law or not..
This is legal notice. After this delivery the liabilities listed above may not be denied or avoided by parties named and implied in this notice. Civil Servant immunities and protections do not apply to the installation of smart meters due to the criminal violations they represent.
Notice to principal is notice to agent and notice to agent is notice to principal. All rights reserved.
Dr. Johanssons letter re: Smart Grid/Smart Meter dangers to CPUC 7.9.2011
Smart Meter Removal Has Begun
Since our empty nest mrs p6 and I moved to a really nice apartment complex a couple of years ago. I assume we have no choice BUT is there a way to ...obfuscate the readings and confuse the meter?
For example when my company built it’s HQ they screwed up the HVAC. At least 4 units were required but the owner said do it with 3.
There were always problems.
At night, when I am usually the only one there the a/c ran continuously. It would get so cold I could see my breath. The a/c even ran in the coldest of winters.
Some of us complained and management put portable sensors in every room to prove we were wrong.
After a couple of days I gathered the sensors every night when I arrived and put them in the refrigerator or freezer.
Admittedly it didn’t really solve the problem. Management told us to deal with it.
BUT it had them so confused for over a year it was worth it!
Finally they realized undersizing the units was costing them money and things are much better now.
My voltage starts at around 118V in the morning and drops off to about 113V in the heat of the afternoon. It's a little bit of a brownout, but hasn't seemed to do any damage yet.
I'm not 'freaking out'. I simply passed on something of interest to the community. Accept or reject at your leisure.
You got me. I just copied and pasted. Perhaps some editing is in order for anyone who chooses to use this letter.
>> Seems like any change would cause conflicts within the grid as a whole.
OH yeah. Big time!
To say nothing of Mom ‘n Pop refrigerators, vacuum cleaners, dishwashers, septic pumps, and other motor driven appliances that would underperform, or fail.
And that doesn’t include entire industries that would grind to a halt.
There’s nothing magical about 60Hz line frequency (witness other countries, who use 50Hz). But once you standardize on the frequency, all hell breaks loose if you change it, particularly for electric motor applications.
And — to reiterate an earlier point — changing the line frequency (alone, unilaterally) buys the electric company nothing. So why would they do it?
“All they could to is cut you off completely. And they arent gonna do that.”
I beg to differ. You mean that making sure ball fields are reconnected first—for baseball games—before reconnecting houses that have been disconnected from storms—has not occurred? Answer: it has, and people have died because of it, in this last week alone.
So, yes, ‘they’ would do that, to political enemies or anyone they care to selectively go after.
I know there’s a heavy load in the triple digit heat we’ve been having in southern Michigan. Everybody is using AC all at once. My electric company is also in the middle of hanging new lines on new poles in the area.
I haven’t noticed the dimming today.
I find that statement incredible. No one can force you at gunpoint to accept the installation of a smart meter, or any other private company's device.
At best, all they can do is refuse to provide service to your property if you refuse. If I'm wrong on this, then we're in deeper trouble than I ever imagined.
>> So, yes, they would do that, to political enemies or anyone they care to selectively go after.
Better go solar, then. Not for economics or “aaving the planet”, but to ensure continuity of your own supply.
I think you’re being paranoid, but what do I know?
"The Schoellkopf station complex eventually met with a very unusual fate. In 1956, it was almost completely destroyed by a massive rockslide from the towering cliff above. Following this catastrophe, 11 of the generators in Station No. 3A were rebuilt for 60-Hz operation, but Stations No. 3B and 3C were completely abandoned. "
The same thing happened here. At 40Hz, all of my fonts are 1/3 their normal size.
This letter is about 20% misinformation and 80% utter BS. Those who are concerned about this issue should A) educated themselves on the technical issues involved and B) re-read their agreement with their electrical utility provider as it should spell out the consequences of taking actions described in this letter, which will most likely result in termination of electrical service.
No one has an innate “right” to electrical service, it is provided under terms of an agreement between the utility and the consumer, and just like any other purchase, is subject to legal regulations. There are more productive avenues than tilting at windmills that will accomplish nothing.
Most smart meters do only one thing: send a meter reading to the utility every 15 minutes. The rest of what the letter claims is imaginary.
Google “General Patraeus appliances watching you” and/or youtube “CIA to spy on Americans using household items”.
Okay, 60Hz wasn’t universally used like today. I stand corrected.