Judge: Power Company Can Refuse Electricity to Family that Removed Smart Meter
Power company forces Detroit family to rely on generator
by Mikael Thalen | Infowars.com |January 30, 2015
A Detroit family that removed their home’s “Smart Meter” has been forced to rely on a generator after a local power company shut off their electricity.
The incident began last June when Andrea McNich and her husband asked to have their Smart Meter removed after Andrea began experiencing health issues.
I started to not feel well again,” Andrea told WXYZ News. “I suffer from migraines and they started to come back and I couldn’t figure out what it was. And then other people in the community, and I have clients all over the globe, and other people started having these weird symptoms.”
In an attempt to remedy her painful headaches, Andrea says she asked her power company, DTE Energy, to replace her meter with an earlier analog version.
DTE refused Andrea’s request and instead claimed that they would allow her to “opt-out” by disabling her Smart Meter’s ability to emit powerful radio signals.
“We have a choice, that is our opt-out program,” said Bob Sitkauskas, General Manager, Advanced Metering Infrastructure at DTE. “That is the AMI meter with the radio shut off. So that meter is not transmitting whatsoever. We have to go there and physically read that meter.”
A Washington DC power company stirred controversy in 2013 after they were caught lying to the public about how often their smart meters emitted radiation. Despite claims that the meters only emitted radiation once every 4 to 6 hours, an investigation by WUSA9 News revealed the frequency to be closer to 4 to 6 times every minute.
Health issues aside, the main purpose of Smart Meters lie in their ability to harvest vast amounts of personal information.
“The issue that we have with the smart meter technology is that it really is an invasion of privacy to the homeowner,” the engineer said. “I don’t want to be told when I can run my dishwasher and when I can run my refrigerator.”
“Items of interest will be located, identified, monitored, and remotely controlled through technologies such as radio-frequency identification, sensor networks, tiny embedded servers, and energy harvesters — all connected to the next-generation internet using abundant, low-cost, and high-power computing,” Petraeus said.