Posts Tagged ‘utility’

Michigan Bill Allows Utility Customers to Have Analog Meters or Modify “Smart” Meter Installation

By B.N. Frank Tens of millions of smart meters have been installed on homes and throughout communities in the U.S. and worldwide.  Unlike original analog utility meters – they aren’t grounded and they don’t have surge protectors.  This can cause a multitude of mechanical problems which can lead to fires, explosions, and appliances malfunctioning and […]

Thousands Participate in Legal Action Against Utility “Smart” Meters in France

March 26, 2020 By B.N. Frank Tens of millions of utility smart meters have been installed in the U.S. and worldwide so they are probably installed on your home and throughout your community.  They have NOT saved customers money (see 1, 2, 3, 4) AND they have been plagued with multiple problems from the start.  […]

Utility “Smart” Meter Fires Happen — Insurance Specialist Explains How to Investigate Them

December 26, 2019 By B.N. Frank Tens of millions of utility “Smart” Meters have been installed in the U.S. and worldwide so they have probably already been installed on your home and throughout your community even if you aren’t aware of it.  They have been associated with so many problems including fires and explosions (see […]

US Veteran Who Once Spent Winter Without Heat Pays ‘Past Due’ Utility Bills for 36 Families

(TMU) — The mythical “Florida Man” has gotten a bad rap, with the meme buttressing a stereotypical narrative that gives one pause when looking at news stories from the Sunshine State. But in this case, the Florida man is actually a real-life hero whose actions represent the giving spirit of the holiday season. When U.S. […]

If You Don’t Want Utility “Smart” Meters, Make Sure You Don’t End Up With “Stealth” Meters

By B.N. Frank Whether you are aware of it or not – it’s likely that wireless transmitting or “Smart” electric, gas, and water meters have already been installed on your home and throughout your community. Because of all of the problems associated with them – including fires, explosions (see 1, 2, 3, 4), and illness […]

Brew Ha-Ha: “F— PG&E” Beer for Californians Fed Up with the Criminally Negligent Utility Company

November 20, 2019 By B.N. Frank Trouble has actually been brewing for California utility company, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) for many years now.  It’s not only about deadly wildfires and planned blackouts either. In 2015 hundreds of their “Smart” Meters simultaneously exploded in Stockton, CA after a truck caused a power surge. Insurance companies […]

New Kentucky Governor Stopped Utility “Smart” Meter Rollout When He Was Attorney General. Why All Elected Officials Should.

November 6, 2019 By B.N. Frank Tens of millions of utility “Smart” Meters have been installed in the U.S. and worldwide so it’s likely that they have been installed on your home and throughout your community. These meters are so problematic that many elected officials have taken action against them (see 1, 2) including newly […]

People Worldwide Are Getting Sick From Utility “Smart” Meters — Californians Took PG&E to Court

October 24, 2019 By B.N. Frank Whether you know it or not, you probably have utility “Smart” Meters on your home and throughout your community.  Tens of millions have been installed worldwide and there are countless reports of people getting sick after they have been installed.  Sometimes this happens immediately and sometimes it’s gradual.  Regardless, […]

Massachusetts Utility Regulators Order Investigation into the Management of One of Their Largest Electric Providers. When Will Yours?

October 14, 2019 By B.N. Frank Americans everywhere seem to be grumbling about their increasing electric bills due to “technology upgrades” (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7).  Since 2009 the federally mandated installation of EXPENSIVE, exceptionally problematic, environmentally unfriendly (see 1, 2, 3, 4), and exceptionally vulnerable (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) […]

Utility Company, AEP, Sues FCC Over Rules to Speed Up 5G and Fiber Installation

August 25, 2019 By B.N. Frank Activist Post reports regularly about the many individuals and organizations who are opposed to the forced widespread installation of 5G technology. Utility companies are among them and they have warned the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) that allowing more 5G spectrums for unlicensed and untested WiFi applications will interfere with […]

“Energy News” Reports Low-income Utility Customers in Illinois Could Be Paying More For Their Smart Meters. Why This Could Be Happening Elsewhere.

July 21, 2019 By B.N. Frank Activist Post regularly reports about the many issues associated with utility Smart Meters.  This includes fires and explosions, rate increases for installation and frequent replacement, and the additional energy use for 24/7 customer data collection being passed on to customers. Repeat – unlike original analog meters, Smart Meters allow […]

Utility Companies Warn That 5G for Unlicensed WiFi Applications Will Threaten Their Wireless “Smart” Meters Which Are Already Awful

May 21, 2019 By B.N. Frank Utility companies won’t admit it but their wireless “Smart” Meters have been nothing but trouble from the jump.  Tens of millions have been installed in the U.S. and around the world and people everywhere (including elected officials) have been fighting to get them off their homes and out of […]

Courtesy of Utility “Smart” Meters and Grid: 48% of Power and Utility CEOs Think Cybersecurity Attacks Are Inevitable. More Tax Dollars Wasted to Try to Fix.

November 18, 2018 By B.N. Frank From their mouths to your ears, a recent article from Utility Dive confirms what opponents have been saying ALL ALONG – the implementation of the “Smart Grid” along with the installation of millions of utility “Smart” Meters and related infrastructure have created a recipe for cybersecurity disaster.  Not only […]

55 Ways To Save Money on Your Utility and Water Bills

By Erica Nygaard The single biggest expense most households have are their utility and water bills. Sometimes those two bills combined are more expensive than the mortgage. Sometimes those two bills are the same as the mortgage and monthly groceries. In other words, they are just expensive. In the twenty plus years of paying for […]

Kentucky AARP and Attorney General Say Utility Smart Meters Are Too Expensive And Unnecessary. Kentuckians Don’t Want Them Because Of That And More.

October 18, 2018 By B.N. Frank Citizens, elected officials, consumer rights and environmental organizations, and people all over the world don’t want utility “Smart” Meters installed on their homes and throughout their communities for a variety of reasons: They can cause fires and explosions. They can cause appliances to malfunction and break. They can make […]

Environmental Groups Opposing Utility “Smart” Meters Include Sierra Club’s San Francisco Chapter

September 18, 2018 By B.N. Frank Even though some environmentalists originally insisted that utility “Smart” Meters were eco-friendly and beneficial to customers, in March 2011, The Sierra Club San Francisco Chapter requested a moratorium on their installation due to environmental concerns and more. Two months prior, Consumers Digest published a detailed article about how “Smart” […]

Video Demonstrates How Radiation Exposure to Utility “Smart” Meters is WAY WORSE than “Smart” Phones

September 16, 2018 By B.N. Frank If a utility employee doesn’t personally visit your home to read your electric, gas, or water meters, you probably have utility “Smart” Meters.  Due to years of bad press, many utility companies started referring to them by other names. There are many reasons why customers, consumer organizations, elected officials, […]

U.S. Utility Solar Contracts ‘Exploded’ In 2018 Despite Tariffs: Report

U.S. Utility Solar Contracts ‘Exploded’ In 2018 Despite Tariffs: Report Above Photo: An array of solar panels is seen in the desert near Victorville, California, U.S. March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo (Reuters) – Procurement of solar energy by U.S. utilities “exploded” in the first half of 2018, prompting a prominent research group to boost its […]

If No One Comes to Read Your Utility Meters, You Probably Have Problematic “Smart” Meters. Documentary “Take Back Your Power 2017,” Now Available for Free Viewing

By B.N. Frank If no one comes to read your gas, electric, or water meters, you probably have “Smart” Meters.  Utility companies refer to these types of meters as many things besides “Smart” Meters because they have been associated with so many problems including Fires and explosions General failure Malfunctioning and breaking appliances […]

5000 Utility Customers in Maine Join Class Action Lawsuit Claiming They Were Overbilled. 2017 Dutch Research Determined “Smart” Meters Inflate Bills 30% to 582%.

July 20, 2018 By B.N. Frank Three law firms will represent 5000 people in their complaints of overbilling by Central Maine Power Co. CMP is one of many utility companies across North America that has installed “Smart” Meters.  There have been complaints about inflated billing and more everywhere these types of […]

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