By B.N. Frank
Tens of millions of utility “Smart” Meters have been installed all over the world so there’s a good chance they are installed on your home and throughout your community unless your elected officials took preventative action. So many problems have been reported that a documentary was released about them in 2013, Take Back Your Power. It was updated in 2017 and is now free to watch online.
Some state officials have publicly acknowledged that these meters are NOT beneficial. They have also taken action against their installation: New Mexico, Kentucky, Massachusetts, and now Virginia. In the meantime, other states are still raising customer rates to install new ones or replace models installed between 3-7 years ago.
These devices are now computers, and so they have to be maintained. They don’t have the life of an existing meter which is 20 to 30 years. These devices have a life of between 5 to 7 years. And so the challenge that the industry has is making sure they maintain their smart grid environment, not neglect it. (video source)
Activist Post and sister publication, Natural Blaze have reported about the many issues associated with utility “Smart” Meters.
- Fires and explosions
- Malfunctioning and broken appliances
- Measurement errors leading to inflated bills
- Short life spans and planned obsolesce
- Cybersecurity issues
- Biological and environmental harm caused by Electromagnetic Radiation (EMF/RF) emissions
- Privacy issues
If you hate “Smart” Meters, you are not alone. For more information, visit the following websites: