In Search of 100% – The Meter Communication Conundrum

There is no doubt the noise on the power lines is caused by The smart grid PLC or power line communication.  Nothing is being done about it for the same reason Flint, Michigan water issue was ignored by the State and Federal Agencies.  They did nothing!!!!  There is no difference here. Massachusetts is guilty of the same abuse.  They are aware the noise pollution and the evidence proving the Electric utilities is in violation of Massachusetts noise regulations and have done nothing to act….Sandaura


In Search of 100% – The Meter Communication Conundrum


Communication noise and barriers to stability

There are a number of communication technology options from power line communication (PLC), mobile broadband to radio. Each by their nature will suffer from communication noise particularly in the extreme environment of meter data which has to navigate its way through domestic noise, electric noise and all forms of radio noise.

All carrier options have the same goal: to communicate meter data in a reliable fashion. But, with the ever increasing noise levels, technology solutions need to be found to block this interference particularly as the noise is often created outside of the power plants’ and utilities’ control.


Assessing the technologies for data transmission

As the primary function for power lines is the delivery of electricity – which is unlikely to change – this complex and noisy environment causes various forms of interference in PLC which can result in unstable communications. For PLC, electrical noise is created by various in-home devices and gadgets like TVs and fridges and these will impact the noise level on communication lines. As the level of in-home technology increases, more noise will be generated. Therefore, solutions must be able to accommodate for this type of noise in general since it is bound to increase in the future. The interference factors include:

Huge load-impedance variations: Load-impedance changes will affect PLC signal voltages coupled onto the power lines, which directly impacts the transmission distance. Changes in power factor and location of power loads will change load impedances dynamically over time.

Attenuation on selective PLC carrier frequencies: The random switching of electrical devices on a power distribution network may lead to changes in power parameters, resulting in attenuation on PLC signals on selective frequencies. At the same location and instance, this impact may vary across different PLC carrier frequencies. When certain frequencies are unsuitable for PLC, changing to different frequencies for communication might yield better results.

Strong noise interference:  Electrical equipment on the power grid, such as switched-mode power supplies and inverters, can produce significant amounts of interference on multiple frequencies that vary randomly.


Published on Feb 16, 2016

The Sacramento Bee reported on this lawsuit on February 5, 2016.
SMUD Board of Directors meeting February 4 2016…

See also…

The Sacramento News and Review reported on this lawsuit on February 11, 2016.…
Sunshine on the activities and programs of SMUD, the Sacramento Municipal Utility District, is sorely needed. In particular on the SMUD smart meter, or “advanced metering infrastructure”, program. This evil program has been cloaked in secrecy from day 1. It remains so to this day as of mid February, 2016.

4 years after the Board of Directors approved the smart meter opt out, on March 1, 2012, in Resolution 12-03-09. SMUD has never notified its customers about it.

3 years after the Board of Directors approved the analog meter option on March 21, 2013 in Resolution 13-03-08. SMUD has never notified its customers about that either.

Consequently 99% of SMUD customers do not know that they can get rid of their smart meter and have it replaced with a safe, reliable and effective analog meter (the industry standard for decades, since the beginning of the electric grid) to protect their health, prevent house fires and inflated bills, and avoid the invasion of privacy that smart meters enable.

This is a government cover up. There is no valid or reasonable basis for it. It is purely unjustified. Sacramento Smart Meter Awareness has spoken and written to the Board of Directors repeatedly over several months saying that SMUD should notify its customers in 3 ways:
on page 1 of the electric bill (as Pacific Gas & Electric Company did for a year),
in an article 4 times in 2015 in the “Connections” newsletter that SMUD sends out with the bills, and
via email to the 250,000 customers who gave SMUD their email addresses.

Why the secrecy? SMUD is a municipal utility under the MUD Act, part of California’s Public Utilities Code. They are supposed to be working for the public, for the customers. They do not have any stock or any stockholders. They are not supposed to be trying to make a profit. By law their meetings are open to the public and their records are available to the public. Unfortunately SMUD is following the international smart meter agenda which in their minds (the Board of Directors’ minds) is more important than all of this. And more important than their oath of office, the California Constitution, and the health and safety of their customers. As I said sunshine is needed at SMUD.

For more information see Sacramento Smart Meter Awareness on the internet.

UPDATE:Berkeley Cell Phone “Right to Know” Ordinance

Berkeley Cell Phone “Right to Know” Ordinance

To see media coverage about the Berkeley cell phone “right to know” ordinance 
and the CTIA’s lawsuit: 


Mar 2, 2016

Because the Federal Court refused to block implementation of Berkeley’s landmark cell phone “right to know” ordinance, the CTIA has asked the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to issue a preliminary injunction to stop the law from going into effect.

The CTIA claims that cell phone retailers would be harmed by delivering a message they don’t believe, and that the ordinance is likely to be eventually overturned by the courts. (Patrick Boyle. “CTIA urges 9th Circ. to halt Berkeley’s cellphone warning law.” Law 360. March 2, 2016.

According to the Berkeley City Attorney’s office, the law will go into effect on March 21.