[ RadSafe ] Smart meters
Ted de Castro
tdc at xrayted.com
Thu Jun 2 18:28:32 CDT 2011
We've had the Smart Meters here in the SF bay area for a year or so -
and for me the kWhr per month has gone up - so I don't know whether the
new or the old measured kWhr more accurately - but they DO measure
We have also been given the choice ----- for now ---- of the current
rate structure or the time sensitive one. The lower times on the time
sensitive rate schedule are a little lower - BUT the higher times are
MUCH higher - AND to actually lower your bill you have to radically
change your life schedule and "live" at odd times ---- unless of course
you are a shift worker and then it may work out. Really working at it
you MAY achieve a 10% decrease - maybe.
Oh yeah - and either way - there is an added charge on the bill to pay
for the smart meters. We DO have the option of NOT having them - but of
course at a higher rate.
So - you may have noticed by now a common thread - HIGHER RATE.
Smart Meters are most decidedly not a good thing for most rate payers.
On 6/2/2011 4:17 PM, Maury wrote:
> Dog asked me to reassure everyone to not sweat the little gadgets
> bearing alarms ... <g>
> On 6/2/2011 5:52 PM, Emer, Dudley (CONTR) wrote:
>> That's what I've been hearing from others. I'm still waiting for ours
>> to be installed.
>> I'll start worrying about RF burns now.
>> Dudley Emer
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu
>> Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] Smart meters
>> My power bill is based on what time-of-day I use it, and the bills
>> are significantly (at least 25%) lower. There was a startup cost, to
>> install a 2nd meter, but well worth it.
>> Brent Rogers
>> Sydney Australia
>> Sent from my iPad
>> On 03/06/2011, at 5:51, "Emer, Dudley (CONTR)"<EMERDF at nv.doe.gov>
>>> The real problem for the user won't be cancer from the RF but a
>>> heart attack from the power bill when utilities start charging you
>>> on a tiered hourly basis rather than a fixed-price monthly integral.
>>> Dudley Emer
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> Sent: Thursday, June 02, 2011 12:33 PM
>>> To: radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu
>>> Subject: [ RadSafe ] Smart meters
>>> I hope that someone on the list who is more knowledgeable than I
>>> about the new wireless electric metering technology can provide a
>>> comment about the claims of harm made on the website:
>>> This method of providing electric use date is replacing the
>>> traditional monthly personal visit by a meter reading person,
>>> obviously a significant cost saver for a utility.
>>> Robert Barish, PhD CHP
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