Smart Meters Agenda 20 30

Highly recommend you watch this full length documentary first.
About the creator  Josh del Sol Beaulieu

Josh del Sol Beaulieu is the creator of Take Back Your Power, a documentary about ‘smart’ meters which won the AwareGuide Transformational Film of the Year, the Indie Fest Annual Humanitarian Award, and a Leo Award. In 2017, Josh co-founded InPower Movement, pioneering a process using commercial liability to halt harmful technology such as ‘smart’ meters, 5G and mandatory vaccinations. Josh is passionate about human rights, consciousness, decentralized energy, safe technology and being a dad.


Some comments from Australian consumers

In my country they are going to use the Local Government Act (councils) in each state to get smart meters in.
They are going to send “energy” auditors into all homes to perform a ‘energy’ audit. If you have an ‘energy inefficient” device in your home they can (read will) (order you to replace it with a more efficient one (smart meter) If you don’t get one installed by a contractor and pay them for it then the council can move your home into their possession and become the legal owner of it. From there they can sell it to the highest bidder, take the contractors fee and their costs out of the proceeds and give you the left overs.
How much left overs will there by when the CEO of the council can sell the home to business mate for less than half of what it was worth . The business mate can then sell it for full price and take half the money and give the rest to the council CEO.
BTW, they can CO-OPT the police and INSTRUCT them to provide protection for the contractor, yes you will pay for that too.

  • Kevin, thanks for that update of what utilities and government are brutally doing there – Australia right? ‘Smart’ meters and related initiatives comprise a scam of massive proportions being implemented globally in the name of climate action. In my view the agenda is still proceeding because people have not yet learned in mass that “it’s just business” and to play the commerce game correctly. InPower Movement is intending to shift that.

  • Hi Kevin I live in far Nth QLD and just today managed to opt out of smart meter installation (at least that’s what I was reassured over the phone – still to receive it on paper via post). I was initially told by Ergon energy that in 2017 it was legislated by government to disallow consumer opt out but they would put a note in my file indicating I wanted to speak with someone before it happened and that I needed to contact the Aus Energy Market Operator for further info. Customer service operator quizzed me on why, did I know the research and where did I get it from etc. I rang the AEMO who were angry that a retailer organisation referred me to them as they are supposed to know that AEMO are not able to assist end users and advised me that I should contact Aus Energy Regulator (www.aeo.com.au) where I found their this:
    Smart meter installation
    What if I do not consent to having a smart meter installed at my property?
    Retailers are required to install smart meters for new connections (eg. a new build house) and if your meter is faulty or has reached the end of its life and needs replacing. If your meter needs replacing, you can ask your retailer to disable the communications functions. There may be additional costs associated with the retailer having to do manual reads of your meter if you choose to have the telecommunications disabled.

    If your current meter is working properly and a retailer wants to replace it with a smart meter, you can opt out of the smart meter installation. You can only opt out if you haven’t waived your right to opt out when you signed up to your current electricity contract.

    Retailers are required to provide you at least four business days’ notice of any planned interruptions to your electricity supply to install the meter.”

    I rang Ergon back and politely asked for my conversation and request not to have smart meter installation recorded as a hard copy and for a hard copy reply. I was promptly told this wasn’t possible – of course I insisted and kept insisting until it was taken to the complaints department who finally relented and allowed a pre- written opt out acknowledgement letter be sent to me via post as I requested. This response only serves to make me more determined to step even further back from engagement with any kind of energy provider.

    It’s time to save for stand alone solar and wind on my property!!
    Good luck to all in the future.
    Deb


The 2013 NSA spying scandal exposed vast programs to monitor your personal communications. Now, energy utilities and governments are reaching into your own home, through fast-tracked “smart” meters and spy-ready technology. But what if you have a choice? At stake is in-home surveillance, increased bills, emerging health risks and more hacking vulnerabilities. With compelling insight from whistleblowers, researchers, government agents, lawyers, doctors and environmentalists, the award-winning documentary Take Back Your Power takes us on a journey to expose corporate and government corruption and erosion of rights in the name of “smart” and “green.” What you’ll discover will surprise, unsettle and empower you. Watch “Take Back Your Power” now: http://takebackyourpower.net FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/TakeBackYourPower

Uploaded on 8 Nov 2017

Video of PowerPoint talk shown at ‘A Green Life or a Green Lie?’ conference held in Paterson, NSW on 28 October 2017. The presentation gives a rundown of the problems with smart meters and provides easy steps for opt-out and refusal, plus it clears up the confusion about the various names and functionality of meters under the new national electricity rule. A comprehensive list of references for the presentation slides and narration is available at:

 

 

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University of Twente, Netherlands 2017, Electronic Energy Meters’ False Readings Almost Six Times Higher
than Actual Energy Consumption, viewed 13 October 2017, Available:
https://www.utwente.nl/en/news/!/2017/3/313543/electronic-energy-meters-false-readings-almost-sixtimes-higher-than-actual-energy-consumption
Published study:
Leferink, F., Keyer, C., Melentjev, A. 2016, Static energy meter errors caused by conducted electromagnetic
interference, IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Magazine, Vol 5, Issue 4, Fourth Quarter 2016, Available:
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7866234/
Privacy
Chadwick, V. Butt, C. & Cook, H. 2012, Smart meter data shared far and wide, The Age, viewed 13 October
2017, Available: http://www.theage.com.au/it-pro/government-it/smart-meter-data-shared-far-and-wide20120922-26dvp.html
Murrill, B., Liu, E., Thompson ll, R. 2012, CRS Report for Congress, Smart Meter Data: Privacy and
Cybersecurity, Congressional Research Service, Available: https://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42338.pdf
Phair, N. 2017, Smart Meters: What does a connected house really mean?, Centre for Internet Safety,
University of Canberra, Available: http://www.canberra.edu.au/cis/storage/Smart%20Meters_FINAL.pdf
Fire risk:
CBC News 2014, SaskPower to remove 105,000 smart meters following fires, viewed 13 October 2017,
Available: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/saskpower-to-remove-105-000-smart-metersfollowing-fires-1.2723046
Sickinger 2014, PGE replacing 70,000 electricity meters because of fire risk, OregonLive.com website, viewed
13 October 2017, Available:
http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2014/07/pge_replacing_some_electricity.html
Potential for fire due to emissions coupling onto household wiring
Isotrope Wireless 2013, p. 9, Report on Examination of Selected Sources of Electromagnetic Fields at Selected
Residences in Hastings-on-Hudson, November 23, 2013, Available:
http://stopsmartmetersny.org/images/Report_on_Examination_of_Selected_Sources_of_Electromagnetic_F
ields_at_Selected_Residences_20140301.pdf
Sage, C. & Biergiel, J. J. 2010, Wireless Smart Meters and Potential for Electrical Fires, Available:
http://eon3emfblog.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Wireless-Smart-Meters-and-Potential-for-ElectricalFires.pdf
Security of Supply
Reuters 2017, Hackers gain entry into U.S., European energy sector, Symantec warns, Available:
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-cyber-energy/hackers-gain-entry-into-u-s-european-energy-sectorsymantec-warns-
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idUSKCN1BH171?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=59b00fcb04d30141c77953
4f&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter
Phair, N. 2017, Smart Meters: What does a connected house really mean?, Centre for Internet Safety,
University of Canberra, Available: http://www.canberra.edu.au/cis/storage/Smart%20Meters_FINAL.pdf
Slide 6
Lamech, F. 2014, Self-reporting of Symptom Development from Exposure to Radiofrequency Fields of
Wireless Smart Meters in Victoria, Australia: A Case Series, Altern Ther Health Med. 2014 Nov;20(6):28-39,
Available: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25478801
International EMF Scientist Appeal 2016, International Appeal: Scientists call for Protection from Nonionizing
Electromagnetic Field Exposure, Available: http://emfscientist.org/index.php/emf-scientist-appeal
Slide 7
NSW Resources and Energy Division n.d., FAQs on smart meters, Are smart meters dangerous to my health?,
viewed 13 October 2017, Available: http://www.resourcesandenergy.nsw.gov.au/energy-consumers/energyproviders/smart-meters-in-nsw/smart-energy,-smart-meters-for-nsw-customers#_are-smart-metersdangerous-to-my-health__003f
Please note that following this presentation the NSW Government replaced the wording on its website in
regards to health and removed reference to the study commissioned by Ausgrid. 12 February 2018.
Radhaz Consulting Pty Ltd 2012, RF EME Measurement Report in relation to the Ausgrid Smart Metering
Installation in Sydney, NSW, Australia, Report Date 2nd July 2012, Available:
https://stopsmartmetersau.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/010601-rf-eme-report-issue-a-ausgrid-smartmeter-testing-july-20122.pdf
Slide 8
New national electricity rule:
Australian Energy Market Commission, n.d., Rule Changes: Completed, Expanding competition in metering
and related services, viewed 13 October 2017, Available: http://www.aemc.gov.au/Rule-Changes/Expandingcompetition-in-metering-and-related-serv
Average number of transmissions of 3G meter 129 times to 176,201 times per hour:
Total Radiation Solutions Pty Ltd 2015, p. 80, ‘Quantifying Smart Meter RF EME Levels in Victorian Homes’,
Technical study prepared for Victoria’s Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and
Resources, Available:
http://www.smartmeters.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/1176696/AMI_Quantifying_smart_meter_
RF_EME_levels_in_Victorian_homes_2015.pdf
Slide 9
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Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency 2002, p. ii, Maximum Exposure Levels to
Radiofrequency Fields — 3 kHz to 300 GHz, Radiation Protection Series Publication No. 3, Available:
https://www.arpansa.gov.au/sites/g/files/net3086/f/legacy/pubs/rps/rps3.pdf
Quote “…over forty percent of the World’s populations have exposure guidelines substantially more rigorous
than those provided by ICNIRP”:
Jamieson, I. 2014, p. 4, RF / Microwave Radiation Risk Awareness (Abridged Version), Available:
http://www.eesc.europa.eu/resources/docs/emf_report_-provided-by-dr-jamieson.pdf
Slide 10
Pie and bar charts:
Jamieson, I. 2014, p. 4, RF / Microwave Radiation Risk Awareness (Abridged Version), Available:
http://www.eesc.europa.eu/resources/docs/emf_report_-provided-by-dr-jamieson.pdf
BioInitiative Working Group 2012, BioInitiative 2012 Report: A Rationale for Biologically-based Exposure
Standards for Low-Intensity Electromagnetic Radiation, Available: http://www.bioinitiative.org/
Slide 11
New national energy rule requirements for notice of new meter deployment and opt-out procedures:
New Rule 59A, National Energy Retail Rules (NERR), p. 5 – 7, Available:
https://www.aemc.gov.au/sites/default/files/content/b5afe9e5-e0b6-4baf-abf1-7e87b9639586/NationalEnergy-Retail-Amendment-%28Expanding-competition-in-metering-and.pdf
Slide 12
NSW Resources and Energy Division n.d., FAQs on smart meters, Are smart meters mandatory?, viewed 13
October 2017, Available: http://www.resourcesandenergy.nsw.gov.au/energy-consumers/energyproviders/smart-meters-in-nsw/smart-energy,-smart-meters-for-nsw-customers#_are-smart-metersdangerous-to-my-health__003f
Please note that following this presentation the NSW Government replaced the wording on its website
which stated that all new meters must be smart meters. 12 February 2018.
New national electricity rule requirements for refusal of type 4 meter:
7.8.4 (d), pp. 28 – 29, National Electricity Rules (NER), Available:
https://www.aemc.gov.au/sites/default/files/content/4c772b03-b0dd-44c1-b6ed-bd6d46601f41/NationalElectricity-Amendment-%28Expanding-competition-in-metering-and-re.pdf
Also see explanation of refusal of type 4 meter in the case of faults, maintenance replacements and new
connections in the Final Rule Determination:
Australian Energy Market Commission 2015, A customer refuses to have an advanced meter installed, p. 72,
Rule Determination: National Electricity Amendment (Expanding competition in metering and related
services) Rule 2015 and National Energy Retail Amendment (Expanding competition in metering and related
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services) Rule 2015, Available: https://www.aemc.gov.au/sites/default/files/content/ed88c96e-da1f-42c7-
9f2a-51a411e83574/Final-rule-determination-for-publication.pdf
Slide 13
‘Do Not Install a Smart Meter’ notices are available at:
https://stopsmartmetersau.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/meter-box-sign.pdf
References are the same as listed under slide 12 above.
Slide 14
‘Do Not Install a Smart Meter’ notices are available at:
https://stopsmartmetersau.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/meter-box-sign.pdf
Letter to retailer prohibiting installation of a smart meter is available at:
https://stopsmartmetersau.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/letter-to-retailer.docx
Slide 15
Building Biologists can advise about the feasibility of shielding options.
Electricians can quote on moving meters.
Requests regarding the possibility of turning the meter’s power ‘down’ and/or or moving the antenna should
go to your Metering Coordinator.
Slide 16
Quote:
Powell, R. 2013, p. 12, Biological Effects from RF Radiation at Low-Intensity Exposure, based on the
BioInitiative 2012 Report, and the Implications for Smart Meters and Smart Appliances, Available:
http://emfsafetynetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Biological-Effects-From-RF-Radiation-andImplications-for-Smart-Meters-June-5-2013-2.pdf
For further information go to http://www.stopsmartmeters.com.au
Janobai Smith, BEc (Monash), Cert. EMF Testing (ACES)
Advocacy and Policy Advisor
Stop Smart Meters Australia Inc.


Residents of NSW, QLD, SA, Tas and ACT: It’s time to say NO!

Stop Smart Meters Australia

Residents of NSW, QLD, SA, Tas and ACT: It’s time to say NO!

If you live in NSW, Qld, SA, Tas or the ACT, don’t be lulled into complacency by the opt-out provisions of the new national electricity rule starting 1st December.  The right to opt-out and keep your existing meter ONLY applies to ‘working’ meters.

If your retailer decides to do a ‘maintenance replacement’ deployment (because sample testing has shown a likelihood of meters becoming faulty) instead of a ‘new meter deployment’, there is NO requirement for your retailer to forewarn you, other than to notify you of a power interruption.

This means that you MUST convey your refusal IN ADVANCE.  If you have taken this step, the new rule provides for you to be given a smart meter if your meter is subject to a maintenance replacement – but it will be one that does NOT have its wireless communications enabled.  A meter reader will continue to read your meter, and you and your family will not be bathed 24/7 in microwave radiation from your own meter.

Don’t be caught out – get your ‘Do Not Fit a Smart Meter’ notice on your meter box and get your letter of refusal to your retailer NOW. 

Taking these two steps also gives an added safety net if a new meter deployment (which comes with the right to opt-out) is being carried out in your area.

SSMA’s presentation on the new rule is now available on YouTube.

The 14 minute 35 second presentation gives a rundown of the problems with smart meters and provides easy steps for opt-out and refusal, plus it clears up the confusion on the various names and functionality of meters under the new national electricity rule.

This presentation was first shown on 28th October at the ‘A Green Life or a Green Lie?’ conference held in Paterson, NSW.  

For previous posts on the new national electricity rule, see:

Smart meters by stealth

Power distributors advocate optional smart meters in Victoria – But will the Victorian Labor Government listen?

Victoria delays implementation of national arrangements for metering competition

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