Smart Meter fire as the cause? Photo shows the carbon from fire in location of smart meter

Investigators rule out smart meter as cause of Portage fire

Updated: Thu, Aug 27 2015, 06:54 PM

(See for yourself in this video:)

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 PORTAGE, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – Investigators in Portage have ruled out a smart meter as the cause of a house fire last weekend.

The owner of the home on Bellaire Avenue that caught on fire Sunday, told Newschannel 3 that his new smart meter from Consumers Energy was installed just a few days earlier. That’s why fire investigators wanted to take a look at the possibility the meter or the electrical hookup to it was involved.

On Thursday, investigators were able to determine that smart meter was not involved.

The Portage Fire Marshall, Derek Henson, tells Newschannel 3 that they spent about six hours looking at the area where the fire started. As for what the cause actually was, the investigation into that is continuing.

“We did look at the meter,” said Henson, “we looked at it as a potential cause of the fire as we do anytime there’s a fire that involves the electrical service in the house. We were able to exclude that simply because it was not in the area of origin when we were able to narrow down a point of origin.”

The Portage Fire Department did receive multiple calls from people who were worried about whether the cause of the fire was the meter, so they wanted work quickly and investigate and were able to rule it out.

That fire is estimated to have cause $150,000 in damage.

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Oklahoma Corporation Commission reviews other states’ opt-outs for smart meters in Public Service Co. of Oklahoma case

Excerpt:  “Most were OK after we explained the value of the smart grid and reassured them that we adhered to privacy legislation and the RF value of the smart grid and reassured them that we adhered to privacy legislation and the RF levels were well below FCC requirements. Nowadays we rarely get any requests”. (There is so much wrong with this information stated in the article and the statement above is one.  First of all, the public is being lied to by omission of the truth regarding the harm smart metering is exposing the public to.  Reassuring the public of their privacy and not addressing the dangers of the exposure to constantly pulsed microwave radio frequencies is criminal.  Most of the public does not have all the proper information to make an educated decision to accept this death trap on their home.  It is inaccurate to portray that the public is only a very small number that is opting out.  How can one opt out of something they are not aware is doing is harmful!???  The utilities will never tell you the truth and they basically have a license to do whatever they want.  I consider this politically one of the biggest organized crime rings in the world.  It must be stopped.  The only way is for the public to become informed……Sandaura)

Oklahoma Corporation Commission reviews other states’ opt-outs for smart meters in Public Service Co. of Oklahoma case

by Paul Monies Published: August 29, 2015

Public Service Co. of Oklahoma is seeking approval to charge customers a one-time fee of $183 and $28 per month to opt-out of using its smart meters. After that, the utility’s one-time fee for opting out would rise to $261.
$261.

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                 An Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. SmartMeter at a Rollingwood neighborhood home. Residents participate in OG&E’s SmartHours program to conserve energy and save money. 
                   PHOTO BY PAUL B. SOUTHERLAND, THE OKLAHOMAN
An Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. SmartMeter at a Rollingwood neighborhood home. Residents participate in OG&E’s SmartHours program to conserve energy and save money. PHOTO BY PAUL B. SOUTHERLAND, THE OKLAHOMAN

With the help of federal stimulus funds and customer charges, Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. installed more than 818,000 smart meters in Oklahoma and Arkansas.

“We had fewer than 100 customers ask about an opt-out during the three years we were installing smart meters,” spokeswoman Kathleen O’Shea said in an email Friday. “Most were OK after we explained the value of the smart grid and reassured them that we adhered to privacy legislation and the RF value of the smart grid and reassured them that we adhered to privacy legislation and the RF levels were well below FCC requirements. Nowadays we rarely get any requests.”

OG&E doesn’t currently allow customers to opt out of smart meters. But O’Shea said it plans to offer that option in its next rate case, which is expected to be filed by November.

A “Little” more sleaze at the Arizona Corporation Commission

A “Little” more sleaze at the Arizona Corporation Commission
Information and Perspective by Warren Woodward
Sedona, Arizona ~ August 28, 2015

I went the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) website today to listen to the audio archive of their Staff Meeting which occurred yesterday.

On the agenda was what to do about “dark money” campaign contributions to ACC candidates. That item was placed on the agenda by commissioners Susan Smith and Bob Burns. Both are up for election next time and I guess they finally realized (or some other Republicans clued them in) that APS’s dark money contributions are more of a liability than a help at this point. In short, the issue has become something of a PR nightmare.

But no such dark money discussion took place.

It turns out commissioner Doug Little exercised his right to pull an agenda item. Why would he do that? Perhaps it’s because he and ACC commissioner Tom Forese benefited from some $3.2 million in dark money in the last election.

The Arizona Republic’s Laurie Roberts nails Little here: http://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/op-ed/laurieroberts/2015/08/27/corporation-commission-aps-dark-money/71273766/

 Roberts: APS regulator nixes discussion of dark-money disclosure