Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Is Using PG&E's SmartMeter a Smart Idea?

A gas meter on a southwest Santa Rosa residence outfitted with a PG&E SmartMeter transponder. The transponder has not yet been activated.

Maybe not.

Sebastopol asks PG&E to put off SmartMeters

Published: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at 3:00 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at 10:52 p.m.

The city of Sebastopol is asking PG&E to delay putting wireless meters inside the city limits while state regulators and the utility conduct studies on the meter's safety.

Related Links:Sebastopol council weighs action on wireless PG&E meters PG&E predicts more shutoffs with new meters Building a better power meter “We are getting different information from our citizens and we don't get the full information from PG&E,” said Mayor Sarah Gurney. “We feel this is a safety matter that is being investigated, and that's why we are asking for a deferral.”

The city in a letter will also ask that PG&E make it a matter of choice, allowing customers to opt to have a SmartMeter, as they are called.

SmartMeters are being installed in a statewide program by PG&E, which says they will give customers the instant feedback that is necessary to reduce energy during peak times and save money.

The meters were to have been installed in Sonoma County beginning this month.

Critics, however, contend the meters emit radio waves that are damaging to the health, contributing to the electromagnetic field that already exists from other sources.

They also contend that the meters may not be the cost-saving device the utility claims them to be.

Supporters, however, said the meters are a step toward reducing energy use during peak times, when the additional electricity is generated by “peak plants” that are among the most polluting.

Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo is setting up a countywide forum on SmartMeters for April, city officials said.

The letter will be sent to the state Public Utilities Commission, which has jurisdiction over the utility, asking for the delay and that customers be given a choice.

It passed on a 3-1 vote, with Councilman Larry Robinson voting against it, contending that meters are necessary in the climate change fight. Councilwoman Linda Kelley was absent.

You can reach Staff Writer Bob Norberg at 521-5206 or

1 comment:

  1. Since the wifi smart meter technology is harmful to health, it is not a good idea to have the device on your home or school, or anywhere.
    The devices may as readily be deemed expert stealth slow morbidity inducing weaponry
    but poorly functioning utility meters.
    The Board of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, in January 2012 sent a letter to the CPUC commissioners strongly urging them stop deployment of the devices because they are not safe

    for human health, and to remove those already deployed. In writing this letter the AAEM did a great and noble gesture for the people of California.
    THE CPUC COMMISSIONERS IGNORED THE LETTER FROM THE AAEM, just as they ignored the expert Sage Report which found the device technology to be unsafe for human health, and have doubtlessly ignored all substantial input regarding evidence of harm.
    The CPUC commissioners are holding official positions designated to protect the captive customers of the private utility monopolies operating in CA., to act in the public interest and safety and protect utility customers from the imposition of harmful infrastructure machinery.
    The commissioners did quite the opposite and have created a crisis for millions of Californians who, by dint of a corrupt commission, have been suborned to be unwitting, unwilling subjects as part of a Biobank to be experimented upon by being placed in an alien novel experimental 24/7 EMF Environment as in an unseen web for an indefinite time stretching years into the future.
    The minimal negative outcomes will be increased morbidity manifesting as decreased fertility and such afflictions that may be expected to result from slow molecular level damage, DNA breakage, Blood-Brain Barrier damage with increased permeability; only Heaven can guess what substances will gain access to your brains and CNS.
    Betrayed by the CPUC scoundrel commissioners, and sentenced to manifest as collateral damage in in population growth reduction schemes with results to be harvested as statistics in morbidity and death and alteration in population growth.
    Definitely not something we would want or agree-to; so how is it that it is being pushed on us? Go figger...


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