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PUC Allows Smart Meter Opt-Out

(Carson City, NV)  —  NV Energy customers will be allowed to reject so-called smart meters-for a price.  The state Public Utilities Commission gave the OK yesterday for homeowners to swap out their smart meters for an alternative digital device.  But customers must pay for installation of the new meters, and face a monthly fee.  No final decision has been made on the exact cost to opt-out, but NV Energy said in an earlier filing that it might seek a one-time opt-out fee of $110, and a monthly charge of $15. Critics claim the smart meters pose a health hazard and are an invasion of privacy, but the PUC has rejected those arguments.

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  1. RobertWilliams says:

    UTILITY CUSTOMERS SUFFER FROM SMART METERS

    The False claims of smart meter safety will NOT hold up under formal hearings or under proper Environmental review, so ALL ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEWS have been EXEMPTED to date in the United States.

    In California, The Smart Meter Program received EXEMPTION from Environmental Review when it was a WIRED program, sending signals through shielded cables. After receiving the exemption, the PG$E Utility company, together with the PUC, quietly switched in the WIRELESS program.

  2. RobertWilliams says:

    UTILITY CUSTOMERS ILLEGALLY PAY FOR SMART METERS

    1. The Federal government allows utility companies to only OFFER smart meters.

    2. NV Energy ILLEGALLY FORCES smart meters onto homes.

    3. PUC Regulators PRETEND a compromise and PEOPLE HAVE TO PAY NV Energy to get rid of the smart meters that were ILLEGAL in the first place.

  3. RobertWilliams says:

    SMART METERS REJECTED

    Palo Alto, The Center and Brain of California’s Silicon Valley, Rejects Smart Meters.

    After evaluating smart meters for three years, Palo Alto determined that Smart Meter benefits are overstated and Smart Meter COSTS are greater than benefits.

    So installing smart meters is NOT more energy efficient and the financial burden is forced onto customers to pay utility company investments and expenses for decades after federal grants run out.

    http://paloalto.patch.com/articles/no-smart-meters-for-palo-alto-before-2015

  4. RobertWilliams says:

    HACKERS SEE OUR SMART METER ACTIVITIES BETTER THAN WE DO

    Utility companies & hackers can access and interpret your precise activities in your home, but the utility customer CANNOT get that information.

    The information available to the customer shows up on the utility company website 18-24 hours later WITH ALL ELECTRICAL DEVICES GROUPED TOGETHER, so no individual electrical device can be isolated for the customer.

    Customers cannot see what the hacker or utility company can see. Without knowing how much EACH electrical device uses, the customer CANNOT use the smart meter information to improve their energy use.

    Utility companies through deceptive advertising get people to ASSUME that when they get the Smart Meter information it will automatically assist them, but it does NOT.

    Energy monitors, at 10% the cost of Smart meters, give detailed real-time information for customers to conserve energy, but utility companies avoid them as they cannot capture the $ gains for themselves.

  5. RobertWilliams says:

    SMART METER HEALTH PROBLEMS AND CANCER.

    1. SMART METERS – 100 TIMES MORE RADIATION THAN CELL PHONES.
 Video Interview: Nuclear Scientist, Daniel Hirsch, (5 minutes)
    http://stopsmartmeters.org/2011/04/20/daniel-hirsch-on-ccsts-fuzzy-math/


    2. SMART METERS – CANCER, NERVOUS SYSTEM DAMAGE, ADVERSE REPRODUCTION AFFECTS. 
Video Interview: Dr. Carpenter, New York Public Health Department, Dean of Public Health, (2 minutes)
    
http://emfsafetynetwork.org/?p=39461

    3. The NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE Calls for Halt To Smart Meters in Homes and Schools.
    http://electromagnetichealth.org/electromagnetic-health-blog/halt-smart-meters/

    4. The WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION May 31 2011 placed the Non-ionizing radiation coming from Wireless Smart Meters (& some other wireless devices) on the Class 2-B CARCINOGEN LIST.
    http://www.iarc.fr/en/media-centre/pr/2011/pdfs/pr208_E.pdf

    5. The NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HEALTH Feb 2011 found biological changes in the brain after only minutes of exposure to non-ionizing radiation.
    http://jama.ama-assn.org/content/305/8/808.abstract

    6. LABORATORY SCIENTISTS have observed

    (1) Human Cell Damage

    (2) DNA Chain Breaks
    
(3) Breaches in the Blood-Brain Barrier

    from levels of non-ionizing radiation lower than emitted by WIRELESS Smart meters.
    http://electromagnetichealth.org/electromagnetic-health-blog/cc-video/

    7. INSURANCE COMPANIES won’t insure smart meters due to biological damage seen by scientists they hired. 
 TV Video (3 minutes)
    http://eon3emfblog.net/?p=382


    Cell Phone use and other devices are Voluntary and can be shut off at the user’s discretion, but Smart meters mounted on homes are emitting radiation 24/7 and can not be shut off.

    PG$E, Northern California’s Utility Monopoly, recently admitted that each electric smart meter transmits radiation 10’s of thousands of times, up to 190,000 times each day.

    This corrects previous false statements repeated often by utility companies across the country.

  6. RobertWilliams says:

    SMART METER PRIVACY VIOLATIONS
    Must-See 4-minute youtube video

    SKYROCKETING UTILITY BILLS AFTER SMART METER INSTALLATION
    TV News Video (3 minutes)
    http://www.bakersfieldnow.com/news/63581287.html?tab=video

    CIA DIRECTOR JAMES WOOLSEY CALLS SMART GRID “STUPID” Due To National Security Problems Caused By So-Called Smart Meters.
    News Video (1 minute)
    http://www.energynow.com/video/2011/08/10/preview-mix-james-woolsey

  7. Mr. Widemouth says:

    Smart Meters – something to be afraid of? http://www.squidoo.com/beware-of-smart-meters

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