Opposition to privacy invasive and unsafe utility “smart” meters – electric, gas, and water – has been increasing in the U.S. and worldwide for over a decade due to ongoing issues associated with them including
- billing errors and higher bills (see 1, 2),
- cybersecurity risks (hacking and disconnection)
- fires and explosions (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
- installation mishaps (see 1, 2)
- harmful radiation emissions (see 1, 2, 3)
- mechanical problems
- privacy concerns and
- short lifespans
“Smart” meters are so controversial they inspired a documentary film! Nevertheless, utilities as well as other proponents continue to promote them as being beneficial to consumers, essential for “energy efficiency”, and safe despite articles, reports, research, and testimonials proving otherwise (see 1, 2, 3, 4).
From Westview News:
Electrical Engineer Explains How “Smart” Meters Can Lead to Higher Bills
Jill McManus Interview with Bill Bathgate
My grandchildren Teddy and Sofia complained about the jump in their electric bill. And Dusty provided them with the following article. – George
To get more information about the inner workings of “smart” meters, we spoke with professional electric and mechanical engineer William S. Bathgate. [Bathgate worked at Emerson Electric as Senior Program Manager for Power Distribution Systems in charge of RF and IP based digitally-controlled high power AC power switching system products that sold worldwide. He has also served in the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, NASA, and Homeland Security. He is certified as a Building Biologist and Electromagnetic Radiation Specialist by the Building Biologist Institute, and an IEEE Certified Radio Frequency Safety Officer. He has testified on behalf of Resident Customer groups in Michigan and Iowa that have worked to prevent rate increases and installation of low-quality meters. He has two companies, has conducted many tests in his own lab and has test results from over a thousand homes. https:// buildingbiologyinstitute.org/find-anexpert/ certified-consultants/buildingbiology- environmental-consultants/ william-bill-bathgate-bbec-ieee/] While some details may appear very technical, the central theme here is that smart meters emit excessive levels of EMF radiation, harm the environment by consuming energy unlike analog meters, are programmed to overcharge consumers, and are vulnerable to cyberattack. Now here’s the breakdown. Bathgate’s information was eye-opening.
Read More: Expert Reveals Utility “Smart” Meters “are programmed to overcharge consumers” (charts included)