“Getting Smarter About the Smart Grid.”
“Why are federal stimulus programs underwriting billions of dollars of ‘dumb’ smart meters for utility companies – with taxpayer dollars – meters that will soon be obsolete and not integrate with, or enable, the ‘smart grid’ of the future on which U.S. energy sustainability depends?” Download the white paper at: http://gettingsmarteraboutthesmartgrid.org/
‘Smart meter’ contractor, city of Port Angeles settle on failed project. (October 22, 2104)
Direct Testimony of Maximilian Chang On Behalf of Maryland Office of People’s Counsel, February 8, 2016. BEFORE THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION OF MARYLAND. (Economic assessment of Baltimore Electric’s rate increase requests and justifications. In part the rate increase is due to their AMI smart meter program now in it’s fifth year. This testimony further details a number of the “greenwashing” points of AMI that Safe Utility Meters Alliance NW (SUMA-NW) has brought up to Seattle City Council members,). Chang Public – FINAL
Comments of Public Service Company of New Hampshire DBA Eversource Energy, before the State of New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission.
This is a succinct presentation of implementing a modernized electric grid without AMI. 15-296 2015-09-17 EVERSOURCE COMMENT
Assessing the Prevalence of Bias in Studies Showing Savings Linked to Energy Consumption Feedback (Part 1)
“Key Article Point: Based upon the positive biases that are inherent in energy consumption feedback studies, there is considerable doubt on the validity of
estimates that smart meters can deliver the promised energy savings.”
“What if the billions and billions of dollars being spent to deploy so-called “smart meters” were found to be justified based upon biased and false assumptions? Should consumers still be required to pay for smart meters that were erroneously promoted as being installed for their benefit, i.e., to help them manage their energy bills? This article will demonstrate that based upon the latest research and under the most optimistic circumstances, consumers within the general population might reduce their energy consumption by only as much as 0.5 to 0.7 % if they have access to enhanced feedback from smart meters.”
. . .”You can see why I think it is a big deal for a utility executive to mention that the life of a ‘smart’ meter is only 5 to 7 years. A value of 15 years or more is usually utilized in utility cost-benefit analyses for ‘smart’ meter deployments.” . . .
“EMERGING RISK INSIGHTS:” Swiss Reinsurance report. http://media.swissre.com/documents/SONAR_+Emerging_risk_insights_from_Swiss_Re.pdf
“If a direct link between EMF and human health problems were established, it would open doors for new claims and could ultimately lead to large losses under product liability covers. Liability rates would likely rise.” (Overall impact – High; Time frame >10 years). ” Quote taken from page 12 of this 2013 document. Underwriters advise insurance companies about risk in relation to a product. They consider exposure to wireless technology (includes smart meters) a leading risk to health greater than health damages caused by GMO’s, damages from fracking, by the re-emergence of asbestos, and nanotechnology.
SUMA-NW PowerPoint to the Seattle City Council by Sonia M. Hoglander
‘Smart’ Meters are expected to occasionally fail catastrophically while analog meters do not have that failure mode. This was the information presented by an industry representative at a recent conference
sponsored by the Edison Electric Institute (EEI).