Smart Meter Health Complaints

Smart Meter Health Complaints

SMARTeffects-v2-100All around the world people are reporting wireless radiation is affecting their health. We’ve collected many smart meter health complaints and posted them here. Utilities claim smart meters are safe, and compare them to cell phones. However cell phones, cell towers, wi-fi and other wireless devices can also affect your health!  Reducing your EMF exposure can benefit your overall health and wellness.  Learn more about how to reduce EMF’s, and sign up for monthly email updates to stay informed!

The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies wireless radiation as a 2B carcinogen, based on studies linking cell phone radiation to brain tumors!

List of symptoms:

  • Sleep problems (insomnia, difficulty falling asleep, night waking, nightmares)
  • Stress, agitation, anxiety, irritability
  • Headaches, sharp pain or pressure in the head
  • Ringing in the ears, ear pain, high pitched ringing
  • Concentration, memory or learning problems
  • Fatigue, muscle or physical weakness
  • Disorientation, dizziness, or balance problems
  • Eye problems, including eye pain, pressure in the eyes,
  • Cardiac symptoms, heart palpitations, heart arrhythmias, chest pain
  • Leg cramps, or neuropathy
  • Arthritis, body pain, sharp, stabbing pains
  • Nausea, flu-like symptoms
  • Sinus problems, nose bleeds
  • Respiratory problems, cough, asthma
  • Skin rashes, facial flushing
  • Urinary problems
  • Endocrine disorders, thyroid problems, diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Changes in menstrual cycle
  • Hyperactivity or changes in children’s behavior
  • Seizures
  • Recurrence of cancer
  • Taken from EMF Safety Network Survey 2011

http://emfsafetynetwork.org/smart-meters/smart-meter-health-complaints/

Dr. Edgar Mitchell Interview – NASA Astronaut has proof the Grey Aliens are real and watching us!

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Published on May 6, 2015

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Edgar is a famous NASA astronaut that has walked on the moon. He says he has proof that the Grey aliens are real and that right now aliens are watching us!

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Edgar was part of the Apollo 14 space flight January 31, 1971, proceeded by the lunar landing on February 5th. During the two lunar EVAs (Extravehicular Activity), Mitchell along with his Commander Alan Shepard spent about 33 hours on the Moon.

Edgar claims that he believes in Aliens and UFOs – Aliens are Real! Claiming that we have been watched and observed for a long time. He mentions the Roswell Alien crash in the summer of 1947. Pointing out the reason for the US government denial was they weren’t sure if the specimen found was hostile. He also says the US didn’t want the soviets to know so a cover up was decided. Edgar claims he is positive that we are being watched right now.

When asked how many Alien Civilizations there are Edgar’s answer was – Billions.

Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, the sixth man on the moon, testifies to extraterrestrial visitation and military coverup.

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Edgar also gives us some insight to the reason our government has kept Aliens and other UFO related information above top-secret. He stated that the Air Force is responsible for protecting our skies, and they and various other governmental agencies did not know what to do with the Alien crashed saucer, and its superior technology.

They certainly did not want the Soviets to get their hands on it, and at the same, the best course of action was to just lie about it, and keep it to themselves. They labeled it “above top-secret,” and that created the long running iron curtain separating a secret group within the government, and the American public. It is believed by some UFO researchers that this group was the Majestic-12, which is often referred to as MAJ-12.

Mitchell’s reference to this secret group does not in any way give validation to the so-called Majestic-12 documents, but it does give us proof that a group to protect UFO information did exist, and with ongoing UFO events of importance, it is only reasonable to assume that the group continues today.

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There is no doubt that Dr. Mitchell’s statements will have long reaching consequence in the UFO community, and hopefully, mainstream media will pay a more serious look at reports of UFOs. So now, we who have always believed that there is intelligent life elsewhere in the universe, can know without reservation that this belief is based on fact.

We will continue to look for answers as to why they are here, where they come from, how they get here, and what we will do when and if they decide to make themselves known openly to this curious, tiny, third planet from the Sun we call Earth.

Aliens have contacted humans several times but governments have hidden the truth for 60 years, the sixth man to walk on the moon has claimed.

Apollo 14 astronaut Dr Edgar Mitchell, said he was aware of many UFO visits to Earth during his career with NASA but each one was covered up.

Dr Mitchell, 77, said during a radio interview that sources at the space agency who had had contact with aliens described the beings as ‘little people who look strange to us.’

He said supposedly real-life ET’s were similar to the traditional image of a small frame, large eyes and head.

Chillingly, he claimed our technology is ‘not nearly as sophisticated’ as theirs and “had they been hostile”, he warned ‘we would be been gone by now’.

Dr Mitchell, along with with Apollo 14 commander Alan Shepard, holds the record for the longest ever moon walk, at nine hours and 17 minutes during their 1971 mission.

‘I happen to have been privileged enough to be in on the fact that we’ve been visited on this planet and the UFO phenomena is real,’ Dr Mitchell said. It’s been covered up by all governments for 60 years.

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Lies, Damned Lies and Modeling: Energy Efficiency’s Problem With Tracking Savings

Blind leading the blind in Massachusetts and beyond! The State employees are an exercise in frustration by pushing things aside, delaying, circular phone calls and conversations, meetings with no substance, burying and hiding serious issues because they are too costly to address, wasting tax payers money, not enforcing the laws, leaving citizens at risk.  But, hey, at the end of the week; they still get paid regardless of the outcome!!   They are just lackies following orders, right.  No, they become accomplices to this corruption.  So no matter how far down you are on the rung you are no better than the ones pulling the strings and committing these crimes..Sandaura

Our tax money our servants who treat us like shit.   I was told by an ex employee of the MADEP, who worked in the legal department that in the 15 years he was employed he never saw anything finished!!!!  That is the most honest thing I have ever heard come out of the mouth of someone working in the regulatory agencies.  I also, was told why do you think they end up there in those jobs.  They are not capable of anything else.  Yes, this is harsh, but human lives are at stake here and I have witnessed first hand how these guys operate.  People are suffering because of this technology and all I see on the faces of these lackies is a vapid flat affect, devoid of moral certitude…….Sandaura

Lies, Damned Lies and Modeling: Energy Efficiency’s Problem With Tracking Savings

Stephen Lacey | June 3, 2015
Lies, Damned Lies and Modeling: Energy Efficiency’s Problem With Tracking Savings

The efficiency industry grapples with the lack of transparency in monitoring and verification of energy savings.

In September of last year, consultants keeping watch over Massachusetts’ energy efficiency program issued an update on the state’s ability to track savings.

The presentation included data about public awareness, satisfaction levels after retrofits, and draft results for residential and commercial programs. It was all mostly positive.

But the slides also included a revealing statement.

“Not only can we only scratch the surface of recent results, but we can only scratch the surface of the surface,” wrote Ralph Prahl, the lead for evaluation, measurement and verification (EM&V) at the Massachusetts Energy Efficiency Advisory Council.

The issue, explained Prahl, was that the state relied heavily on draft results to draw conclusions at the time. In addition, the utilities and consultants on the advisory council still couldn’t agree on how some programs were performing — a first for the state.

“Increasing average lag time between first and final drafts of EM&V reports means [a] large number of reports [are] currently in the draft stage,” wrote Prahl.

The admission worried some onlookers. Massachusetts budgets $500 million a year for efficiency programs and more than $20 million to monitor results. If the top-ranked state in energy efficiency can’t access performance data in a timely way, what does that say about the rest of the country?

The problem isn’t unique to Massachusetts. A growing number of energy-efficiency professionals are speaking out about the overly complex and archaic way that energy efficiency is measured.

“We spend all this money, but our ways to verify if they’re saving energy are not working that well,” said Tim Guiterman, the director of EM&V solutions at EnergySavvy, which touts itself as a modern alternative to efficiency program management.

At a time when nearly every product, service and behavior can be tracked in real time, the efficiency industry still relies on complicated models and outdated data to verify energy savings, said Guiterman.

In states like California and New York, results for programs weren’t delivered unil three years later. “It’s as if you had a speedometer in your car that told you how fast you went an hour ago,” he said.

The problem is not limited to any one sector, efficiency company or utility. Rather, say experts, the industry is systematically plagued by an outdated way of measuring performance — partly because efficiency is hard to track compared to energy generation, and partly because of the industry’s inability to modernize.

Utilities in the U.S. now spend more than $7 billion per year on ratepayer-funded energy efficiency programs. Within a decade, ratepayers may be supporting up to $15 billion per year in utility efficiency spending, according to government estimates.

The low cost of delivering energy efficiency cannot be rivaled — it is by far the cheapest resource. But do utilities actually know how much they’re saving? That’s debatable.

Source: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Economists and analysts tussle over the role of efficiency in nationwide carbon emission reductions, the scope of the rebound effect, and how effective building codes are in changing energy use. With different statistical assumptions, wildly different conclusions can be reached about efficiency.

A similar debate is taking place on the utility level, where different approaches to modeling often bring different results.

“Jurisdictions calculate and define savings differently, utilize different deemed savings values and baseline assumptions, tend to not report uncertainty in results, and apply different levels of independent review,” wrote a group of experts at the DOE’s State Energy Efficiency Action Network back in 2011.

The result: “EM&V is sometimes seen as expensive, not credible, not timely, not transparent, and as a burden, not a benefit.”

With billions of dollars at stake, that uncertainty is inexcusable, said efficiency industry veteran Michael Blasnik. He and others have found that traditional modeling approaches can be off by double digits.

“To me, the real scandal is how much utilities spend on consulting firms to determine cost-effectiveness. They don’t use energy data; they use projections, models and widgets,” said Blasnik, now a senior building scientist at Nest Labs. (Blasnik spoke to GTM before joining Nest, when he ran his own consultancy focused on evaluating energy efficiency.)

“Millions of dollars get spent doing these studies where no one knows the assumptions. You could end up with statistical analysis that disproves the laws of thermodynamics,” said Blasnik.

In addition, most utilities rely on self-reporting to determine net savings. After issuing rebates, a utility may hire a consultancy to call customers and ask if they would have retrofitted their home or facility without financial assistance. The practice is a way of separating legitimate projects from “free riders.”

There’s plenty of dispute over self-reporting. Last October, the Missouri utility Ameren sparred with regulators after it claimed 70 gigawatt-hours of savings more than what independent auditors measured. Its reported savings were based on self-reported data.

“When you give people money and ask if the program that gave you money worked, how do you think they’ll respond?” said Energy Savvy’s Guiterman.

There is no single answer to the industry’s EM&V problem. Because energy efficiency cannot be measured in the same way that energy generation can, there are inherent challenges to measuring behavior change. But new approaches to tracking savings are emerging.

California-based Lime Energy thinks it can track savings on a project-by-project basis better than the status quo.

Lime targets the most difficult customer set: small and medium-sized businesses. The company sets up direct installation programs for utilities, hires local contractors to complete the projects, and then charges the power companies for every kilowatt-hour of efficiency delivered with no administrative fees. The savings are tracked in real time by Lime’s software.

“EM&V needs to be continuous and instantaneous. Old methodologies have not gotten us there,” said Arjun Saroya, the VP of engineering at Lime. “Utilities have become tired of lack of results from larger administrators. We’ve capitalized on that trend.”

Seattle-based EnergySavvy is growing its business based a similar premise. The company has built an end-to-end software platform that helps utilities target efficiency opportunities, manage projects and rebates, and track savings through utility bills and meter data.

“With modern cloud computing and data science it’s possible to cheaply analyze actual energy savings for every single project, on a rolling basis, and compare with general energy users to remove other effects. What we do is billing analysis on steroids. And that’s never been available before,” said Guiterman. “It gets them away from the customer self-reported stuff.”

These two companies are among dozens in the “intelligent efficiency” sector using better data loggers, sensors, meters and analytics software to fine-tune reporting of energy efficiency. They’re all attacking a different part of a major problem: the slow adoption of IT in measuring efficiency program performance.

“M&V practices have yet to evolve to take advantage of the smart grid infrastructure that allows for increased data collection,” wrote DOE efficiency experts back in 2011. Four years later, these companies are just starting to change the way utilities track energy savings.

Efficiency entrepreneur and policy advocate Matt Golden, a frequent contributor at GTM, believes utilities are ignoring their most important piece of infrastructure: the smart meter.

“Moving to energy-efficiency procurement that pays for efficiency at the meter will unshackle contractors and the broader energy-efficiency industry from the trap of current incentive programs and the stifling regulation that inevitably goes with them,” he wrote in a recent op-ed.

Golden put it much more bluntly in an interview: “I’m looking to fundamentally change the way we think about M&V. If you think about efficiency as a commodity and think about programs in terms of resource acquisition, it’s way simpler.”

The problem, he said, is that utilities approach efficiency through a coupon-based approach — sending out rebates and then calculating savings through complicated models and self-reporting in the hopes that the program will be deemed effective months or years later.

As a senior consultant to the Investor Confidence Project, Golden is applying his passion for standards to metering. He’s currently working on the Open EE Meter, an open-source tool designed to standardize the way savings are measured.

A group of home-performance professionals, led by Nate Adams and Ted Kidd, have also been advocating for a simpler way to measure savings and deliver rebates in the residential efficiency space. Called “One Knob,” their proposed program is structured around reading savings at the meter — delivering incentives simply based on negawatts, not prescriptive retrofits demanded by a program administrator.

“Is paying for a negawatt too simple? Well, isn’t that what utilities and public utility commissions want? Incentivizing saved energy directly is the fastest and simplest path there,” wrote Adams in a piece at GTM last fall.

Almost everyone agrees that M&V needs to improve. But some are skeptical about the singular obsession with the meter.

“Reading the meter is helpful, but it doesn’t get to all of the factors that you have to account for. That’s just the starting point,” said Glenn Garland, the CEO of CLEAResult, the country’s biggest efficiency program administrator. Deeper analysis is needed to account for seasonal changes, building occupancy shifts and de-tuned equipment, he said.

The industry is somewhat divided on the severity of the M&V problem in efficiency. Regulators worried about their reputations and the large consulting firms traditionally responsible for tracking programs are generally hesitant to admit the limitations of modeling. Thus, the most passionate advocates for reform still face a resistance to change.

But rapid changes in technology that make reporting easier may finally break through the inertia.

“The industry is colliding with new technology in a huge way — and that’s going to change it,” said Lime Energy’s Saroya.

http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/Overcoming-Energy-Efficiencys-Problem-With-Tracking-Savings

Lofty Stimulus Pledge to Modernize Power Grid Has Fallen Short

We are sacrificial lambs so that the utilities can rake in Billion.  The cost of our health and lives for a death trap on our homes. There are no excuses that can rationalize such a criminal and wreckless act on human beings.  This is a modern day genocide.  We don’t have to march into gas ovens as the Jews did; we live and work in them now…….Sandaura

Lofty Stimulus Pledge to Modernize Power Grid Has Fallen Short

 

President Barack Obama remarks following a tour of the DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center in Arcadia, Fla., Oct. 27, 2009.

On an overcast Florida afternoon five years ago, standing in front of a vast array of solar panels, President Obama pledged to modernize the nation’s power grid. He compared its current state to the road system before interstate highways. “It was a tangled maze of poorly maintained back roads that were rarely the fastest or the most efficient way to get from point A to point B,” he said.

On that Friday, Obama promised $3.4 billion dollars of stimulus money from the 2009 Recovery Act to do for power what the Eisenhower administration did for the roads. The new grid would be smart and efficient, bringing the tech revolution to electricity. It would incorporate more renewable energy. It would have the ability to fix blackouts more quickly. And, it would save customers a whole lot of money.

So whatever happened to that plan?

In practice, the President’s lofty goals have taken shape mostly in the form of a technology called smart meters. Like a FitBit for your house, the meters collect data about a home’s electricity use several times an hour and then send that data to your power company. In his Florida speech, Obama declared they would lay the foundation for a modern grid—and be good for customers too.

“Coupled with other technologies, this is going to help you manage your electricity use and your budget at the same time,” the President said.

Those are things Cole Manlove would like to do. He’s a high school math teacher, married, two kids—an average American guy.  He is also a customer of Cheyenne Light Fuel and Power, which like many other utilities, received stimulus money to install smart meters for all of its nearly 40,000 customers.

Cole Manlove is a customer of Cheyenne Light Fuel and Power, which received stimulus funding to install smart meters for all of its 40,000 customers.

At his house on a recent snowy spring afternoon, I told him about smart meters and he pulled out his electricity bill to see what kind of information it contained about his electricity use. Not much.  The bill displayed a graph of his family’s month-to-month usage, but nothing to indicate the availability of the treasure trove of data promised by Obama. So, Manlove decided to call up his utility and ask: Was there somewhere else he could access that data?

The young man who answered the call was helpful, if perhaps slightly surprised by Manlove’s interest. It turned out that Manlove could log onto the Cheyenne Light Fuel and Power website to see his electricity use, by the hour. Initially, that seemed exciting, at least for a math teacher.

“I can go on it and see my peak usage during the day and maybe I can adjust my power usage. That would be cool!” Manlove said. After looking at the data though, he was less enthused. “[I] was expecting more. [It’s] the bare minimum on daily usage. That’s it,” he said later.

Even so, just accessing the data puts Manlove in a very select crowd—just 5 percent of all Cheyenne Light Fuel and Power’s customers have looked at their usage on the website.

Smart meters may not have delivered the promised revolution for customers, but they’ve proven a boon for the utility companies.

Example of a smart meter used by Xcel Energy in Colorado.

“For the past 128 years or 129 years, we’ve been going out and manually reading meters,” says Matt Seidel, who is charge of the Utility of the Future vision for Black Hills Corporation, which owns Cheyenne Light Fuel and Power. “Now we’re able to gather significantly improved data.”

Moreover, Seidel notes that the smart meters save the company money by eliminating the need for human meter readers. Moreover, smart meters let the the utility know quickly when there’s an outage, instead of depending on a customer phone call as in the past. When it comes to the bigger goals outlined by Obama, though, like transforming how we receive and consume energy, Seidel is less sure.

“As far as what we can and can’t do with it, I think we’re still in the infancy stages of seeing that,” he says.

Therein lies the rub. The government spent a lot of the stimulus money on installing hardware—the smart meters—but focused less attention on the next steps, like making sure that that hardware would be useful for customers and integrating the data into the operations of the entire grid. Which is not to say there isn’t enormous potential.

“People talk about the internet of things, and what the smart grid is really about is the internet of energy,” says Tom Seibel, CEO of C3 Energy, a company that helps utilities use all the new data they’ve collected from devices like smart meters.

But such a web is still a long way off. It requires huge, systemic changes to the way utilities work, and right now, there’s little business incentive to make those changes in the absence of government grants.

If all smart meters accomplish, though, is cutting costs for utilities and telling us when the power is out, then maybe the smart grid isn’t so smart after all.

http://inewsnetwork.org/2015/06/04/lofty-stimulus-pledge-to-modernize-power-grid-has-fallen-short/

CHICAGO-Suburb’s smart water meters regularly overcharge residents

Chicago Tribune

June 3, 2015

Suburb’s smart water meters regularly overcharge residents