Seattle Smart Meters Archive

Electric “smart” meters were installed in Cindy deBac’s Scottsdale, Arizona, neighborhood in 2012. She recalls the day a new meter was mounted on her home as a sort of digital Pearl Harbor attack. “I’ve never been so sick in my life,” she says. “Nausea, a crushing migraine headache, and painful heart palpitations laid me low right away.” Healthy and exuberant before the installation, deBac became unable to sleep normally. She soon became exhausted and tearfully anxious as she struggled with rashes and a chronically racing heart. For respite she spent nights away in her car. One of her dogs died [&hellip

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The organization in Port Angeles attempting to stop smart meter rollout is Hard Wired For Safety.  Excellent letter to PA city council on this serious issue. Nancy http://www.smartawareness.org/blog.php?pid=24&p=&search=#blt Eloise Kailin, a retired physician, speaks at Port Angeles City Council meeting  5-20-2014 May 22nd, 2014 To P.A.City Council I am Eloise Kailin, a retired physician. I  address you as Secretary Treasurer of a brand new Non Profit Corporation: ”Hard Wired for Safety”.I also address you as an experienced clinician, Board Certified in my specialty of Allergy and Immunology, I have over 30 years service  as writer and editor of medical abstracts for the Journal of Allergy, [&hellip

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PSE has filed a $20 million application for federal stimulus funds to deploy advanced technologies focused on increased electric service reliability and the development of new energy efficiency tools in a few test areas. The pilot project’s goal is to reduce the frequency and length of power outages, and study new methods of monitoring energy use. The grant, if approved, would be matched with a $22.5 million investment by PSE and allow the utility to move up its timeline for implementing pilot projects slated for Bainbridge Island, Mercer Island, Point Roberts and Whidbey Island. With their unique geography, these communities [&hellip

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Hi Dan, I was at the open house last night and agree completely with Sandra. I asked Dr. Asher about the precautionary principle and why SCL isn’t following that. His answer was that “the U.S. isn’t using that model any more.” So the ethical justification for dropping this important principle is essentially based on where our corporate-capitalist American model has taken us – the dollar comes first and people’s lives come second? Everyone’s doing it, so therefore it is okay? These are not valid moral justifications but a sidestepping of ethical responsibility based upon expediency and corporate groupthink which establishes [&hellip

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Dear Madison Market staff, I’ve been a member-owner at MM for a few decades and would like to bring something to the attention of the general membership. Seattle City Light plans to roll out “smart” meters in Seattle and will be holding public hearings very soon (details below). What is a smart meter? According to Wikipedia, a smart meter is usually an electrical meter that records consumption of electric energy in intervals of an hour or less and communicates that information at least daily back to the utility (usually wirelessly) for monitoring and billing purposes. I’ve started a petition on [&hellip

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