‘SMART’ METERS RAISE PRIVACY FEARS

‘SMART’ METERS RAISE PRIVACY FEARS

  • posted on May 29, 2018

Should your power company know — like Santa Claus — when you are sleeping, and when you are awake?

When you are away on vacation? What kind of refrigerator you have and how old it is?

Rockland Electric, which is installing the state’s first “smart” digital meters in Mahwah this month, says the two-way communication between the new meters and the utility will help it predict and ease power outages and better manage its power grid.

The meters have plenty of other upsides for customers: No more meter readers or estimated bills. No need to call when the power goes out. Customers can monitor their power use and get suggestions for energy-saving products and services.

But the improvements come with an array of concerns. Foremost among them is privacy.

The technology, critics say, makes it possible to pinpoint when residents are home and away, and may also reveal what devices and appliances are being used.

“Even sex toys,” said Jay Stanley, a privacy and technology expert with the American Civil Liberties Union. “Anything that gets plugged into an outlet to be recharged can be identified,” he said.

The smart meters are being rolled out at a time when there is growing concern about our devices’ ability to spy on us. Enormous amounts of data are collected via smartphones. Laptop cameras are vulnerable to hacking. And recently, an Amazon Echo device recorded a couple’s private conversation and sent it to an acquaintance of theirs.

In response to privacy concerns, the ACLU has initiated challenges to the use of smart-meter data in several states, seeking better regulation over who can access the information and under what circumstances.

Pushback in New Jersey

In New Jersey, legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Ronald Dancer of Ocean County would mandate that utilities disclose the type of data they will harvest, how it will be used and what third parties will have access to it.

“The information gathered from smart meters can also decipher what type of activities a customer is engaged in, such as watching television, using a computer, or how long someone spends cooking,” according to the text of the bill.

Additionally, the bill says, information from the meters “includes unencrypted data that can reveal when a homeowner is away from their residence for long periods of time.”

Rockland dismisses such concerns.

“Smart meters … are safe, secure and reliable encrypted devices that will provide two-way, wireless communication between Rockland Electric and its customers’ electric service,” says a company release announcing the program. “Smart meters are designed to provide Rockland Electric customers greater convenience, choice and control over their energy use.”

The technology used to interpret energy use by the unique signals each appliance generates has the unwieldy name “nonintrusive appliance load monitoring.”

“There are … indications that they can tell what appliances you have, what types of television programs you are watching because each program has a unique light and dark pattern,” Stanley said.

Electric cars take the surveillance potential one step further, according to Kate Connizzo of the ACLU in Vermont, one of six states with more than 80 percent residential smart-meter penetration.

“Determining how much electricity was required to recharge an electric car, and extrapolating from that how far it had traveled, would seem to be a pretty simple matter,” said Connizzo. “Put all this together with such devices as automated license plate readers, surveillance cameras, facial recognition technology, and you construct a detailed record of a person’s movements and activities.”

Who sees your data?

Who should have access to data generated by smart meters is already being debated in states where their installation is more advanced.

In California, for example, where over 81 percent of customers have smart meters, a privacy law went into effect in January 2014. It prohibits companies from making a customer’s electrical or natural gas usage accessible to a third party without the customer’s permission.

“The law extends the highest level of protection to the privacy of the home,” Stanley said.

“However, there is something called the third-party doctrine, which says if you give information to a third party, it is no longer protected. So the question is: How are the utility companies going to use this information and protect it?”

Rockland’s own privacy statement says they “may share information with third parties to permit them to send marketing communications or information about products and services.”

Rockland says customers can choose not to share their information by unsubscribing from their customer information list. Dancer’s bill would make such notice mandatory.

Sometimes, though, the sharing is obligatory, particularly with law enforcement armed with a subpoena. Police already issue subpoenas to power companies when investigating illicit activities in a neighborhood. By comparing energy use in a group of homes, for example, police can identify a home using high-power lights to grow marijuana in a basement.

Accuracy complaints

Beyond privacy concerns, critics have pointed to other problems with the meters, including accuracy, cost-effectiveness and the potential health effects from radio waves.

Residents of Bakersfield, California, filed a class-action suit in 2009 alleging their bills rose 300 percent once the meters were installed. Pacific Gas and Electric admitted two years later that the Landis+Gyr meters they installed malfunctioned when they got too warm.

Central Maine Power Co. had to appear before a state legislative committee in February to explain why their $200 million smart-meter system left sections of the state without power for a month after an October storm. The system failed to show the full extent of the power failures, including at schools in two towns.

Cost to consumers

Rockland projects the cost of installing smart meters throughout its service area at $16.5 million. Spokesman Michael Donovanprojects the savings at $82.1 million over 20 years. Of that, $56.6 million would come from reduced staffing.

Stefanie Brand, director of the state Division of Rate Counsel, which participated in reviewing Rockland’s proposal from a consumer cost standpoint, said she still has “a lot of question whether the cost will exceed the benefits.”

“They are replacing a meter that lasts 20-40 years with one whose technology becomes obsolete,” Brand said. “We’re still paying for the old meters, plus the new meter. That adds to the cost.”

Brand said there are “other technologies that could be put on the wires that are a lot cheaper.”

“The question is: What are we getting for our money?” Brand said.

Mahwah is pilot program for NJ

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, 47 percent of the 150 million electricity customers in the U.S. now have smart meters.

Rockland’s installation was approved by the state’s Board of Public Utilities and the Division of Rate Counsel last August. Eventually, 73,000 Rockland customers in Bergen, Passaic and Sussex counties will receive the meters in what is being termed a “study” or trial program.

“Rockland is the only company authorized to install smart meters and infrastructure in New Jersey,” said Peter Peretzman, a BPU spokesman. “The board won’t approve any other smart-meter programs until this study is completed. The program will take three years to build out, and then another one or two years of data to review.”

Installations began May 1, with an estimated 1,500 devices already installed in Mahwah. Rockland is a subsidiary of Orange & Rockland Utilities in New York, which has installed 60,000 of the meters in neighboring Rockland County.

“The smart-meter rollout has been extremely positive,” Donovan said. “Customers are anxious to receive their smart meter and start to see the benefits it provides.”

Customers who do not want the smart meters must notify Rockland Electric in writing, by using a form available on the website.

Customers who opt out of the smart-meter installation will be charged $15 a month. Those who opt out after the smart meter is installed will be charged $45 to have it removed.

https://www.energycentral.com/news/smart-meters-raise-privacy-fears

The roll out of 5G wireless service is ‘a massive health experiment,’ public health expert warns as cell companies install 800,000 towers across the US

Wireless providers have begun installing 800,000 'small cell' towers to support the roll out of the new 5G cellular network, but some public health experts warn they may endanger humans

The roll out of 5G wireless service is ‘a massive health experiment,’ public health expert warns as cell companies install 800,000 towers across the US

  • The latest generation of wireless service – 5G – is being rolled out across select cities in the US 
  • Networks will transmit data 100 times faster using shorter radiation waves 
  • The new network will require 800,000 new ‘small cell’ towers 
  • Some research has suggested that cell phone radiation may be carcinogenic 
  • The new millimeter waves used in 5G have hardly been studied and introducing them constitutes an ‘experiment,’ warns a public health professor 

Wireless carriers are constructing cell towers a stronger, faster 5G network, but some experts warn that the updated service’s health effects are unknown and potentially dangerous.

Today, there are 154,000 cell towers in the US, according to wireless communication association, CTIA. By 2026, it estimates another 800,000 will be needed to support 5G.

The network update will bring more Americans into closer proximity with milimeter waves, very short-wave radiation.

Research on cell phone radiation has yielded mixed findings, but some studies have linked older wireless service generations to cancers of the heart and reproductive organs, and 5G’s health effects have hardly been studied.

Wireless providers have begun installing 800,000 ‘small cell’ towers to support the roll out of the new 5G cellular network, but some public health experts warn they may endanger humans

The new network is slated to support at 100 billion devices, connecting to the internet at anywhere between 10 and 100 times the speeds that information travels through the 4G network.

In order to facilitate these speeds, the new network communicates through millimeter waves (MMWs) rather than microwaves, as previous generations have.

The microwave networks are nearly saturated, hence the switch to the virtually untouched, lower frequency MMWs for 5G.

But smaller waves cannot travel as far, or through as many types of materials.

This means that there will need to be far more individual ‘small cell towers’ closer together – some have suggested they will be on every street corner in the US.

The 5G technology is too new to have been thoroughly tested and studied by many parties outside of cell service providers.

According to Dr Joel Moskowitz, a public health professor at the University of California, Berkeley, MMWs could pose a very real danger.

‘The deployment of 5G, or fifth generation cellular technology, constitutes a massive experiment on the health of all species,’ he told Daily Mail Online.

 Because MMWs are weaker than microwaves, they are predominantly absorbed by the skin, meaning their distribution is quite focused there,

‘Since skin contains capillaries and nerve endings, MMW bio-effects may be transmitted through molecular mechanisms by the skin or through the nervous system,’ Dr Moskowitz writes on his blog.

He also told Daily Mail Online that he’s concerned that ‘5G will use high-band frequencies, or millimeter waves, that may affect the eyes, the testes, the skin, the peripheral nervous system, and sweat glands.’

‘Millimeter waves can also make some pathogens resistant to antibiotics,’ he added.

Dr Moskowitz is not alone in aprehensions.

The International Society of Doctors for the Environment, its subsidiaries in 27 countries and more than 200 doctors and scientists are all calling for a stop to be put to the roll out of 5G, ‘due to concern that 5G radio frequency radiation will have adverse health effects,’ Dr Moskowitz says.

So far, their warnings have gone unheeded.

Verizon began rolling out their 5G small cell towers in 11 cities 2017, and AT&T started installing the new generation of service in Waco and Dallas, Texas, as well as in Atlanta, Georgia this year.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5784487/The-roll-5G-wireless-service-massive-health-experiment-public-health-expert-warns-a.html

 

Charges dropped against woman who switched smart meter to analog

Charges dropped against woman who switched smart meter to analog

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LEELANAU COUNTY, Mich. (WPBN/WGTU) — Cherryland Electric dropped charges against a woman in Suttons Bay who changed her smart meter at her home to an analog meter.

Heatherlee Yorty was facing two counts of public utility fraud in Leelanau County.

Yorty claims the smart meters that were on her home were making her sick.

“We want an option. We want to opt out and we want to be able to have our houses that are a safe place for us and our families that are not radiated with warfare grade radiation”, said Yorty.

Cherryland Electric says that its meters are safe.

The company also wants to remind people that touching meters can be very dangerous.

As part of the charges being dropped, Yorty has agreed not to touch her smart meter from Cherryland Electric again.

If Yorty’s case went to trial she could have faced up to 90 days in jail.

http://upnorthlive.com/news/local/charges-dropped-against-woman-who-switched-smart-meter-to-analog

Electromagnetic radiation from power lines and phone masts (including 5G) poses ‘credible’ threat to wildlife, report finds

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Electromagnetic radiation from power lines and phone masts (including 5G) poses ‘credible’ threat to wildlife, report finds

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    Electromagnetic radiation from power lines and phone masts (including 5G) poses ‘credible’ threat to wildlife, report finds

    The Telegraph

    By Sarah Knapton, Science Editor

    Excerpt:

    Electromagnetic radiation from power lines, wi-fi, phone masts and broadcast transmitters poses a ‘credible’ threat to wildlife, a new report suggests, as environmentalists warned the 5G roll out could cause greater harm.

    An analysis of 97 studies by the EU-funded review body EKLIPSE concluded that radiation is a potential risk to insect and bird orientation and plant health.

    However the charity Buglife warned that despite good evidence of the harms there was little research ongoing to assess the impact, or apply pollution limits.

    The charity said ‘serious impacts on the environment could not be ruled out’ and called for 5G transmitters to be placed away from street lights, which attract insects, or areas where they could harm wildlife.

    Matt Shardlow, CEO of Buglife said: “We apply limits to all types of pollution to protect the habitability of our environment, but as yet, even in Europe, the safe limits of electromagnetic radiation have not been determined, let alone applied.

    “There is a credible risk that 5G could impact significantly on wildlife, and that placing transmitters on LED street lamps, which attract nocturnal insects such as moths increases exposure and thereby risk.

    “Therefore we call for all 5G pilots to include detailed studies of their influence and impacts on wildlife, and for the results of those studies to be made public.” SNIP

    Read the full article here

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OREGON-Town hall scheduled to discuss ‘smart meters’

Town hall scheduled to discuss ‘smart meters’

MEDFORD. Ore. – Smart meters coming to the Rogue Valley have some residents on edge fearing potential health risks.

Now the city of Talent is stepping in sponsoring a town hall to address concerns.

Pacific Power announced last week they were bringing smart meters to Jackson County this summer.

According to the American cancer society, they produce radio frequencies which it states are possibly carcinogenic.

But it isn’t clear what the health risk—if any—there could be from having a meter at your home.

According to the California Council on Science and Technology, smart meter radio frequencies would have to be 3,000 stronger to be considered hazardous.

If you would like more information on smart meters, the town hall meeting in Talent on May 30 is from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at 206 East Main Street.

Pacific Power is scheduled for Wednesday 5 on 5 Feature Interview as well. To watch the interview, tune in to NBC5 News at 6.

https://kobi5.com/news/town-hall-scheduled-to-discuss-smart-meters-78332/

 

COMMENTS:

Jackie Wahlig · 

Radiation is accumulative in your body. These things run 24/7. I have been going downhill since one was “FORCED” ON ME. And have to pay for it? Land of the Free?
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Kc Carr · 

If you don’t want it on your house you don’t have to have it on your house. And if they come to put it on your house all you have to do is escort them off of your property.
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Shelley Warne · 

And then pay an additional $36 a month to not have it
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Kc Carr · 

Shelley Warne they can’t charge you extra for not having their shity equipment on your house
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‘Smart’ electric meters come to NJ, bringing fears of Big Brother

‘Smart’ electric meters come to NJ, bringing fears of Big Brother

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Should your power company know — like Santa Claus — when you are sleeping, and when you are awake?

When you are away on vacation? What kind of refrigerator you have and how old it is?

Rockland Electric, which is installing the state’s first “smart” digital meters in Mahwah this month, says the two-way communication between the new meters and the utility will help it predict and ease power outages and better manage its power grid.

The meters have plenty of other upsides for customers: No more meter readers or estimated bills. No need to call when the power goes out. Customers can monitor their power use and get suggestions for energy-saving products and services.

But the improvements come with an array of concerns. Foremost among them is privacy.

The technology, critics say, makes it possible to pinpoint when residents are home and away, and may also reveal what devices and appliances are being used.

“Even sex toys,”  said Jay Stanley, a privacy and technology expert with the American Civil Liberties Union. “Anything that gets plugged into an outlet to be recharged can be identified,” he said.

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The smart meters are being rolled out at a time when there is growing concern about our devices’ ability to spy on us. Enormous amounts of data are collected via smartphones. Laptop cameras are vulnerable to hacking. And recently, an Amazon Echo device recorded a couple’s private conversation and sent it to an acquaintance of theirs.

In response to privacy concerns, the ACLU has initiated challenges to the use of smart-meter data in several states, seeking better regulation over who can access the information and under what circumstances.

Pushback in New Jersey

In New Jersey, legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Ronald Dancer of Ocean County would mandate that utilities disclose the type of data they will harvest, how it will be used and what third parties will have access to it.

“The information gathered from smart meters can also decipher what type of activities a customer is engaged in, such as watching television, using a computer, or how long someone spends cooking,” according to the text of the bill.

Additionally, the bill says, information from the meters “includes unencrypted data that can reveal when a homeowner is away from their residence for long periods of time.”

Rockland dismisses such concerns.

“Smart meters … are safe, secure and reliable encrypted devices that will provide two-way, wireless communication between Rockland Electric and its customers’ electric service,” says a company release announcing the program.  “Smart meters are designed to provide Rockland Electric customers greater convenience, choice and control over their energy use.”

The technology used to interpret energy use by the unique signals each appliance generates has the unwieldy name “nonintrusive appliance load monitoring.”

“There are … indications that they can tell what appliances you have, what types of television programs you are watching because each program has a unique light and dark pattern,” Stanley said.

Electric cars take the surveillance potential one step further, according to Kate Connizzo of the ACLU in Vermont, one of six states with more than 80 percent residential smart-meter penetration.

“Determining how much electricity was required to recharge an electric car, and extrapolating from that how far it had traveled, would seem to be a pretty simple matter,” said Connizzo. “Put all this together with such devices as automated license plate readers, surveillance cameras, facial recognition technology, and you construct a detailed record of a person’s movements and activities.”

Who sees your data?

Who should have access to data generated by smart meters is already being debated in states where their installation is more advanced.

In California, for example, where over 81 percent of customers have smart meters, a privacy law went into effect in January 2014. It prohibits companies from making a customer’s electrical or natural gas usage accessible to a third party without the customer’s permission.

“The law extends the highest level of protection to the privacy of the home,” Stanley said.

“However, there is something called the third-party doctrine, which says if you give information to a third party, it is no longer protected. So the question is: How are the utility companies going to use this information and protect it?”

Rockland’s own privacy statement says they “may share information with third parties to permit them to send marketing communications or information about products and services.”

Rockland says customers can choose not to share their information by unsubscribing from their customer information list. Dancer’s bill would make such notice mandatory.

Sometimes, though, the sharing is obligatory, particularly with law enforcement armed with a subpoena. Police already issue subpoenas to power companies when investigating illicit activities in a neighborhood. By comparing energy use in a group of homes, for example, police can identify a home using high-power lights to grow marijuana in a basement.

Accuracy complaints

Beyond privacy concerns, critics have pointed to other problems with the meters, including accuracy, cost-effectiveness and the potential health effects from radio waves.

Residents of Bakersfield, California, filed a class-action suit in 2009 alleging their bills rose 300 percent once the meters were installed. Pacific Gas and Electric admitted two years later that the Landis+Gyr meters they installed malfunctioned when they got too warm.

Central Maine Power Co. had to appear before a state legislative committee in February to explain why their $200 million smart-meter system left sections of the state without power for a month after an October storm. The system failed to show the full extent of the power failures, including at schools in two towns.

Cost to consumers

Rockland projects the cost of installing smart meters throughout its service area at $16.5 million. Spokesman Michael Donovan projects the savings at $82.1 million over 20 years. Of that, $56.6 million would come from reduced staffing.

Stefanie Brand, director of the state Division of Rate Counsel, which participated in reviewing Rockland’s proposal from a consumer cost standpoint, said she still has “a lot of question whether the cost will exceed the benefits.”

“They are replacing a meter that lasts 20-40 years with one whose technology becomes obsolete,” Brand said. “We’re still paying for the old meters, plus the new meter. That adds to the cost.”

Brand said there are “other technologies that could be put on the wires that are a lot cheaper.”

“The question is: What are we getting for our money?” Brand said.

Mahwah is pilot program for NJ

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, 47 percent of the 150 million electricity customers in the U.S. now have smart meters.

Rockland’s installation was approved by the state’s Board of Public Utilities and the Division of Rate Counsel last August. Eventually, 73,000 Rockland customers in Bergen, Passaic and Sussex counties will receive the meters in what is being termed a “study” or trial program.

“Rockland is the only company authorized to install smart meters and infrastructure in New Jersey,” said Peter Peretzman, a BPU spokesman. “The board won’t approve any other smart-meter programs until this study is completed. The program will take three years to build out, and then another one or two years of data to review.”

Installations began May 1, with an estimated 1,500 devices already installed in Mahwah. Rockland is a subsidiary of Orange & Rockland Utilities in New York, which has installed 60,000 of the meters in neighboring Rockland County.

“The smart-meter rollout has been extremely positive,” Donovan said. “Customers are anxious to receive their smart meter and start to see the benefits it provides.”

Customers who do not want the smart meters must notify Rockland Electric in writing, by using a form available on the website.

Customers who opt out of the smart-meter installation will be charged $15 a month. Those who opt out after the smart meter is installed will be charged $45 to have it removed.

 https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/new-jersey/2018/05/29/smart-meters-arrive-nj-bringing-fears-big-brother/577870002/

MI-Woman faces misdemeanor for swapping electric meter

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Woman faces misdemeanor for swapping electric meter

Woman faces misdemeanor for swapping electric meter

Record-Eagle/Tessa Lighty Heatherlee Yorty is being criminally charged for utility fraud after disabling her Cherryland Electric automated metering system. Yorty believes the smart meter is giving her a myriad of health problems.

SUTTONS BAY — Heatherlee Yorty contends she noticed immediate improvements to her health when she removed a pair of electricity meters from the side of her home.

But she faces a misdemeanor after Leelanau County prosecutors contended the recent alteration constituted criminal utility fraud.

“I’m going to fight it until my death,” Yorty said. “I will not lay down for these shenanigans.”

Yorty, 63, of Suttons Bay, is charged with two counts of fraudulent use of a public utility after she said she hired a private electrician to replace Cherryland Electric Cooperative’s automated metering system in favor of two outdated, analog models from General Electric.

The automated meters — installed for every Cherryland customer by 2008 — send radio signals through power lines and provide updated electricity readings for company officials, said spokeswoman Rachel Johnson. They also don’t require employees to physically travel to each meter.

Yorty argued electromagnetic frequencies emanating from her meters for years have caused a host of health problems. She said she was forced to relocate her bedroom to another area of the house as the invisible waves “poison” her body and make it nearly impossible to sleep without intense pain.

Yorty provided links to various websites and blogs detailing perceived problems with the technology but no formal scientific consensus has been reached.

Cherryland officials are puzzled by Yorty’s claims that her meters caused harmful side effects. Johnson said most customers have praised the meters for their ability to better monitor their electricity usage. And they’ve saved the company a lot of cash in the last decade.

“We have absolutely no scientific data to support that argument,” Johnson said.

The meter removal itself wasn’t criminal, according to police reports. The issue instead stemmed from the brief period where Yorty’s energy usage went untracked in Cherryland’s system. Officials there could only estimate how much she needed to be billed after the switch, reports state.

Yorty — released on a $5,000 personal recognizance bond ahead of her next court date — said she plans to hire an out-of-state attorney to fight the charges. She maintained her analog meter still tracked her energy usage regardless and noted her intention to sue both Cherryland and the county.

Johnson said Cherryland doesn’t have a legitimate reason to allow customers to use alternative meters or revert back to analog models. Those receiving their energy through Cherryland are required to use the latest technology, she said.

“We’ve had this metering structure for 10 years,” Johnson added. “I can’t overstate the amount of positive feedback we’ve had from our membership in terms of the data they’ve had access to and the fact that we don’t have to drive around reading their meters anymore.”

Yorty — who fired her court-appointed attorney after her last court appearance — could have her criminal case dismissed when it returns to 86th District Court for a motion hearing on May 29. Assistant Prosecutor Tristan Chamberlain declined to comment.

http://www.record-eagle.com/news/local_news/woman-faces-misdemeanor-for-swapping-electric-meter/article_69e1b388-a4ad-5da3-a132-bfce5434384b.html

 

Washington utilities must provide smart meter opt outs for residential customers

Washington utilities must provide smart meter opt outs for residential customers

UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018, 5:45 p.m.

Washington’s electric and gas utilities must provide an opt-out for customers who don’t want “smart meters” installed at their homes.

The state Utilities and Transportation Commission adopted the policy in April, ahead of advanced meter rollouts by Washington’s investor-owned utilities.

Advanced meters provide energy consumption alerts and automated customer outage detection.

Avista Corp. will spend $165 million over the next two years to install smart meters in Washington. Company officials say the new meters will allow 450,000 electric and gas customers to track their energy use within a 24-hour period and help the utility more quickly respond to power outages.

However, customer’s can opt out by calling the Spokane-based utility’s customer service number, (800) 227-9187.

Smart meters track the customers’ energy use and send the information to a network router installed on a nearby utility pole. The data is sent to Avista through a secure satellite or cellular signal.

Avista officials say the utility already has measures in place to protect customers’ privacy.

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2018/may/25/washington-utilities-must-provide-smart-meter-opt-/

OREGON-Ashland residents protesting 5G tower installation

Ashland residents protesting 5G tower installation

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Protesters gathered today outside city offices in Ashland demanding the stop of a Verizon 5-g tower installation.

The tower is to be added to the roof of the science building in Southern Oregon University but the protesters are worried about the strong electronic impulses from the tower.

The protesters believe it has a direct correlation with neurological health issues.

The city of Ashland told us they have the appeal however, it has not determined if the grounds justify stopping the tower installation.

“Today we are submitting an appeal and the appeal basically addresses that the approval permit that they already granted there is a 10-day period in which citizens have a right to appeal the decision.”

Protest leader, Kelly Marcotolli told news 10.

http://ktvl.com/news/local/ashland-residents-protesting-5g-tower-installation

Smart meters make people sick

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Smart meters make people sick

 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

To the editor:

Most people won’t see or feel the smart meter radiation but it is still harming you and yours. Smart electric meters broadcast at a frequency that is incompatible with your body’s frequency and transmit 9,600 to 190,000 times a day spewing microwave radiation 24/7 and creating dirty electricity (power quality issues) throughout your entire house not just in the room or behind the wall where the meter is attached.

Smart meters chatter searching for smart appliances and other meters to transmit information to collector boxes which sends data to other collector boxes and then to the company. The Michigan opt out does not stop the meter chattering nor stop your neighbors radiation from traveling to the collector boxes thru your meter. You will be getting much more radiation than what one irradiating meter transmits. See smartmetereducationnetwork.com. for graphs of this smart meter travesty.

“Blood Work Confirms Adverse Health Effects Following Smart Meter Installation.” Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt: “In families where one spouse is feeling ill but not the other, lab tests reveal a decline in health is still occurring in both. The cells are quite literally degrading, deforming, and coming apart.”

Link: Mercola Health Newsletter Archive: click 2017 click 08 click 05

Title: “Must-See documentary Reveals Dangers of Smart Meters.”

Triple health threats coming: the gas, electric and water suppliers are installing smart meters across Michigan. While living downstate it took months to figure out what was causing my health issues. . .two transmitting water meters and a digital electric meter.

Rashes, ringing in your ears, insomnia, heart palpitations, headaches, nosebleeds, brain fog, vision problems, high blood pressure, blood-sugar spikes, fatigue, irritability, anger, extreme anxiety, jaw problems and clenching, balance problems, tremors and shaking as well as memory and attentions problems, dementia behaviors and stroke-like symptoms are attributed to smart meters because symptoms disappear when living without a smart meter.

People with pacemakers, arrhythmia, chronic health conditions, neurological disorders, cancer, seizure disorders, metal implants, TBIs, and traumatic brain injuries should not be exposed to smart meters according to “A Ticking Time Bomb” from Smart Meter Education Network.

David Sheldon, Director, MichiganStopSmartMeters.com has lived 2-1/2 years without electricity rather than accept a smart meter. His presentation at the Portage Library June 28th 6:30 P.M. Unfolding Disaster Smart Electric Utility Meters An Assault on our Privacy, Our Property Rights and Our Health.

COMMENTS

Roger Somero · 

Works at Retired
Then we must all take immediate action and remove all sources of EMF’s RF radiation from our lives. Wait, that’s not possible, the world is awash in them. TV, radio, your toaster, etc. all emit something. Foil hats everyone, ASAP.
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Ben Travis

smart is Secret Military Adapted Radiation Transmitters . 5G is a Battlefield Weapon . I am looking forward to that Day
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Paul Tormala

The TV, radio and toaster are double the frequency of your body.
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