A friend who’s also trying to get her and her family out of harms way sent me this link. It has some basic information on these meters and even has a map so you can see state by state what’s going on with the placement of these meters. Personally, I believe we need to push for these utility companies to have an Opt-In, not an Opt-Out since we never Opted-In in the first place. In my opinion the utility companies are exceeding the permissions granted in the easement and it’s clear to me that Public Service Commissions ARE NOT fulfilling their role either of providing “safe” utilities to the consumer. These meters were FORCED on us and I’m periodically reading through the 2005 Energy Policy Act to see if I can find where it states that these meters can only be “offered” not “forced” upon consumers. It’s a 1273 page document and I’m working for free so it just has to wait until I get a break and go back to it. One part of the document does read “offer offer offer” so there may be some truth to this rumor. I’m chasing down state rep’s and trying every avenue to get this CRIME against humanity stopped. Now that the holidays are behind us hopefully we can get some traction on this. Meanwhile, you might find some useful information on this site:
Click on the link above and you’ll be taken to this page. I’d like to make two points before you go…
You’ll read in this paragraph from their page “Many consumers and utility companies favor smart meters over traditional meters due to their expanded service options, and experts consider them vital to grid modernization as they connect the electricity needs of one consumer with the rest of the grid. Information from smart meters can help consumers save money by letting them manage energy use in real-time, while utilities save money because they no longer need to send meter readers to every home in a service area on a monthly basis.” INSERTION: What they’re actually saying here is that they’re going to charge you so much money for peak usage hours that you’ll be doing your laundry between 11 pm and 3 am. THERE IS NOTHING IN THIS AGENDA THAT’S FOR THE GOOD OF THE CONSUMER!!!! NOTHING!
I also recall when living rural with the old analog meter, we were mailed a postage-paid card each month. We’d go out and read the meter and write the numbers in the little boxes and shove them in the mail. They don’t HAVE TO send a meter reader. In this day and age, we can actually take a picture of the meter readings and email them. It’s certainly not worth having the health of ourselves, our family and our pets destroyed for the good of the utility company. NOPE. This needs to stop NOW!!!!!
One or two more comments before I go see the next paragraphs w/my words in red.
Why Would Someone Want to Opt Out?
Smart meter opponents have expressed concerns about health impacts, consumer and data privacy and increased cybersecurity risks smart meters potentially pose. The North Carolina Public Utilities Commission has taken these concerns into account, ruling in June 2018 to waive opt-out fees for customers with notarized doctors’ notes confirming health issues relating to AMI technology. Carroll Electric basically laughed at me/us when my UT graduate Internal Medicine Doctor, Functional Medicine Practitioner who’s taken courses in the condition I have known as ElectroMagneticSensitivity, wrote them a letter of medical necessity. The staff attorney, Ms. Linda Lamb put it in writing that I needed to prove to her that I’m actually disabled. Excuse me, but she isn’t a doctor and would obviously have a clear bias. Is this the kind of world you want to live in where a corporation can laugh off your doctor’s letter intended to protect you? The state motto is The People Rule but that’s no longer true…unless we choose to change it.
Other public utility commissions have concluded that these claims are largely unfounded. The Maine Supreme Court has also weighed in by ruling that smart meters do not pose a credible health or safety threat, basing its opinion on over 100 peer-reviewed scientific studies about the technology’s safety impacts. Uh huh….who paid for the study????? SCIENCE IS NOW FOR SALE!!!! \
Go check out the National Conference of State Legislatures site here: