by Suzanne Eovaldi
How’s that Obama Smart Meter working out for you? Are you sleeping better at night? Do you get to follow your energy usage minute by minute if you have enough strength left to get out of bed after being essentially microwaved 24/7? Have you driven by Florida Power and Light’s big “Data Mining Center” right across the street from its Next Era, Next Gen power complex in Jupiter-Juno Beach?
With all of the money FP&L stands to gain from its huge rate hikes proposed at the Florida Public Service Commission hearing on January 7, maybe they’ll even be able to afford a new sign with more politically correct verbiage to conceal both the type of data they are gathering on their unsuspecting customers and what FPL can charge for it.
As letters from FP&L customers protesting huge Smart Meter (SM) fee hikes are made public, we get some real insight into how people are being hurt by the huge stimulus grants the Obama administration handed over to utilities to swap out “old” analogs. “I am an FP&L customer, I do NOT have a smart meter on my property, am an electrical engineer and am NOT a luddite,” declares Richard from Port Orange. He is referring to the clever way in which FPL “PR” writers have reframed SM opposition to suggest the knuckle dragging Neanderthals need to be nudged into governmental compliance!
“By now, I’m sure you know,” the engineer tells the Public Service Commissioners; (as) “FP&L admitted in Docket # 130160, smart meters stop communication…SMs cost approximately 5 times more than the analog meter and their estimated useful life is half. They require more equipment-routers, repeaters, IT maintenance, security, software, telcom fees, etc. than the analog meters.” He asks to put on hold “the unbelievable gall of FP&L wanting to charge me $105 upfront and $16 a month for a ‘non-standard meter.’” Here note the clever rephrasing by FPL to term the safe and private analog meters “non-standard meters.” Web reports reveal that some California utility customers actually removed their microwavers, ordered via the web new analogs, and installed themselves what they had in the first place. Maine and CA residents and other states have sought and won relief in court from mandatory installations of SMs. No mandatory wireless tech stipulations are involved according to the 2005 US Energy Act, but merely suggestions that customers may have such wireless technology if they so desire.
Another complainant, a retired CPA with insider utility knowledge says, “In light of the recent NSA scandals and well-documented proof that the data from these smart meters can be used as surveillance, and there is nothing anyone can do about it, it is best not to collect the data in the first place.” Another woman said her heart palpitations and negative sleep patterns disappeared when her SM was removed!
“The reason we opted out is that my husband has an implanted Medtronic Syncromed II pump to control his severe pain,” says another customer. One speaker who moved into the Florida Treasure Coast from the North Miami area told a 912 Values workshop that “they hit the kill switch,” when her similar pain pump device was “over the limit” in wattage use for that 24 hour period! She and her guests welcoming her to her apartment were forced to sit in the dark during a very hot Florida summer night.
“The thug tactics and attempt to change the language for persuasion by the corporate mouthpieces as to what is standard and non-standard should be ignored by your group,” someone else told the regulators. Yet someone else wrote, “Are we no longer free in this state? Do we have to take whatever is crammed down our throats whether or not it is safe and targeted with punitive fees if we refuse?”
So the wireless beat of UN Agenda 21 protocols for bringing Americans under the control of a one world wireless utility grid, under federal government control, goes on.
SOURCES: released letters of opponents of Smart Meters, filed on record with the FLPSC whose hearing is set for January 7 for imposing high opt out fees onto customers’ bills. Rick.Scott@eog.myflorida.com Commissioner.Balbis@psc.state.fl.us Commissioner.Brown@psc.state.fl.us/ Chairman.Brise@psc.state.fl.us
also go to: http:/www.floridapsc.com/dockets/cms/docketFilings3.aspx?docket=130223