Posts Tagged ‘utility’

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 […]

News Reports Confirm That Utility “Smart” Meters Lead to Appliances Behaving Badly, Fires, and Explosions

July 11, 2018 By B.N. Frank There have been problems reported by consumers all over the world about digital and wireless utility “Smart” Meters.  Some complaints are because meters have caused appliances to malfunction and break.  Examples include: September 6, 2010, PG&E California January 11, 2011, PG&E California December 2011, BC […]

France Allows EMF Testing For Utility “Smart” Meters. Court Testimony, News Stories, Research Prove “Smart” Meters Emit Dangerous EMF/RF Levels.

June 26, 2018 By B.N. Frank On June 21, 2018, it was reported that French consumers may ask to have testing performed to the check the electromagnetic exposure they are experiencing from their utility “smart” meters. They are concerned that EMF levels could be much higher than other digital and wireless […]

Why The Internet Should Be A Public Utility

When The Invisible Hand Becomes a Fist Perhaps by now you’ve heard that the FCC in the US is planning to “roll back net neutrality”, that is, to give telecomms companies the right to charge you for visiting different websites. So think: $4.99 for Netflix, $5.99 for the news bundle, $9.99 for the sports package, $12.99 for […]

Puerto Rico’s utility cancels controversial $300 million contract with Montana firm hired to repair electrical grid

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State of Arizona’s Transparency-Determined Utility Regulator Suing Regarding Customer Rate Increase

By Catherine J. Frompovich Something very unusual and interesting has happened within the political sphere of Arizona state politicking:  “a utility regulator is asking the Arizona Supreme Court to void last week’s vote giving the state’s largest electric utility permission to immediately charge its customers an extra $7 a month.” [1] According to […]

Public Utility Consumer Abuse For Refusing AMI Smart Meters, PECO Style

August 2, 2017 By Catherine J. Frompovich Implementation of the Internet of Things (IoT) main surveillance device, the AMI Smart Meter, has caused much grief, fright, concerns and actual bodily harms from non-thermal microwaves emitted by the ZigBee radios in all smart meters in every state.  Those harms are called electromagnetic hypersensitivity […]

Are State Public Utility Commissions Acting In The Public’s Interest Or Are Felonies Involved?

July 13, 2017 By Catherine J. Frompovich Independent EMF/AMI Smart Meter researcher Warren Woodward of Sedona, Arizona, is one heck of an activist, in my opinion.  Personally, I wish there were thousands like Warren!  Recently, Warren emailed some rather disconcerting information regarding “The recent indictment of former Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) chairman […]

Bringing Power To The People: The Unlikely Case For Utility Populism

Above Photo: Solar panels installed on a Pennsylvania farm, thanks to a USDA grant (U.S. Department of Agriculture / Flickr) One glaring omission in the postmortem handwringing about the 2016 election is the fact that most poor people in America—of all races and genders—simply didn’t vote. They were prevented from doing so by a number of structural […]

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