Some smart meter foes in Macomb County have electricity shut off
Like others who are skeptical of the smart meters, Scholz had a metal bar installed to prevent utility
crews from removing an analog meter in place of a smart meter. MITCH HOTTS – THE MACOMB DAILY
Posted: 04/09/15, 9:03 PM EDT|
Like others who are skeptical of the smart meters, Scholz had a metal bar installed to prevent utility crews
from removing an analog meter in place of a smart meter. MITCH HOTTS – THE MACOMB DAILY
Several Macomb County residents who had locks placed over their outdoor electricity meters because they oppose smart meters have had their electricity turned off this week, according to residents and DTE Energy officials.
Rebecca Scholz, a multiple sclerosis patient from Macomb Township, said she returned home Wednesday to find DTE Energy had turned off the power to her home, leaving her scrambling to find another place to refrigerate about $10,000 worth of medication she had in her home.
“I feel this simply isn’t right,” Scholz said. “I should not have to choose between having electricity or having technology I feel is harmful outside of my home.”
DTE Energy spokesman Scott Simons said seven homeowners in Macomb County this week had their power turned off after they refused to remove metal bars from their outdoor meters that would have allowed technicians to install new smart meters. One resident agreed to remove the metal bar and had power restored, he said.