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OPT-OUT in Seattle?

 What does Opt-Out Mean?

Seattle City Light is rolling out new "smart" meters (AMI) in mid-2017. They're not going to ask you if you want one, but say you can choose not have one installed and that is your only option, Opt-Out, for an added fee ($15.87/billing cycle). But you cannot choose to not have one if you are in an apartment or condo, or if the owner of your rental doesn't sign off, or if you have solar panels. So for over 50% of consumers it is NOT an option.

Other Options?

Get Seattle City Council to cancel the project.

Demand that SCL modifies the Opt-Out Policy.

Preemptive Conditional Acceptance contract; making SCL sign an insurance agreement against the hazards. 

Winter 2017 Update

SUMA-NW advocates and others were unable to halt the Seattle City Light (SCL) “smart” meter deployment in 2016. In 2017 we must focus on getting as many customers to opt-out as possible. The Opt-Out Policy is completely inadequate. The installations are expected to begin in mid-year 2017.

Submit your opt-out!

Write Letters!

Other possible resistance strategies:

  1. Conditional Acceptance agreement
  2. Notice of Liability
  3. Demand Pre-installation Proof of Inspection Affidavit

Read the full explanation here.

Welcome To SUMA-NW

SUMA-NW is a Seattle area‐based organization that works to stop “smart meters,” radio frequency utility meters that are costly and dangerous ( health , privacy, fires, grid instability ).

We focus on solutions to energy use that are cost‐effective, safe for humans/animals, and better for the environment.

SUMA-NW is part of the national and international movement organized to stop smart meters.

We are here to educate regarding the issue of so called "smart" meters, so people can make an informed decision. Please take a look at the various articles under Issues. Also note the Events, Resources and Solutions we have. We would be very happy to have you join our movement to stop "smart" meters now. Please sign up for our email list and or call the telephone number under Contact to the right.

The Seattle City Council, supported by Seattle City Light, has moved forward, without doing the deep research we need. You will find the research here. This is NOT just a Seattle issue, most utility companies in the northwest are also moving forward with "smart" metering; Puget Sound Energy is not required to address public concerns. This includes water utilities as well as electric & gas utilities.  Thank you for your time.

Disclaimer:   All information presented on SafeMeters.org is for educational purposes only and based on the constitutional right of freedom of speech. It is not to be construed or intended as providing medical or legal advice. Individuals should always do their own research and consult with their appropriate legal or healthcare provider.