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DC Smart Meter Choice

8 Apr

A simple solution would be for PEPCO to allow customers to opt-out of having a wireless meter.
If you would like to support this effort please feel free to sign this petition:  http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/allow-washington-dc-pepco-customers-to-opt-out-of-havi/signatures.html
The ACLU Chapters of Vermont and Hawaii support the right of customers to opt-out for free.  
If PEPCO and other Electric customers around the country want to keep their analog meter what is wrong with that?  
http://whyfry.org/family-with-young-children-forced-to-live-in-the-cold-and-without-power-for-refusing-a-smart-meter/

Some other billing concerns related to PEPCO and other electric utilities:

http://marylandsmartmeterawareness.org/smart-meter-news/former-director-of-dc-psc-silver-spring-md-resident-shocked-by-pepco-bill-this-month-pepco-estimated-bill-at-double-bc-smart-meter-not-turned-on-yet/

Video:  http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/7_on_your_side&id=7424533  PALO ALTO, CA (KGO) — The experiment of some doctoral students at Stanford is raising questions about the accuracy of PG&E’s new SmartMeters. People all over the state have been complaining about them.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/williampentland/2011/05/03/not-so-smart-meters-overbilling-californians/  More on Landis+Gyr Meters.  One of the two “smart” meter brands used by PEPCO.

http://www.defectivemeter.com/  “An independent consulting firm recently issued a report that confirmed many Smart Meters manufactured by Landis+Gyr are defective and causing improper overbilling for electricity usage.”

Also how much does it cost to run a “smart” meter each month?  Who pays to run them?  The consumer or PEPCO?

Chris Turner, Esq.
DC Smart Meter Choice

Smart Meters

11 Jan

Sara Tung and I are both concerned about Smart Meter technology which may be coming to our homes via the electric company. We are asking you to support a bill that would allow consumers to opt out of the new microwave transmitting meters and retain the analog meter.
These meters pose health risks (especially to those who are sensitive to electrical and microwave radiation) and also privacy risks (utility companies will have a lot more access to your lifestyle information).
Please consider signing this Alliance for Natural Health petition which will contact your state delegate to express your concern and support for the bill.
Just fyi, I have just agreed to serve on the Board of the Center for Safer Wireless. Check out their website for more information about this important health issue: http://centerforsaferwireless.org/
Kimberly Hartke, Asst. Meetup Organizer
and
Sara Tung, Meetup Organizer