Safer Utilities Amendment

 

Scroll down for sample amendments to limit the smart grid.

Why? As far back as 2014, warnings were filed with the DPU that people were getting very sick from the ‘smart’ grid – such as Dr. Robert Pontius Gilmore who was one of four members appointed by Clark University to examine the technologies; Dr. William Rea, MD; physicist Dr. William Bruno; BLEC; MACI — alongside sad stories from residents. But the DPU has refused to bend, mandating the grid and current bill H. 3309 includes a provision to mandate the ‘smart’ grid across the state and require ratepayers cover all costs.

We need to stop, even if money is to be made by a few and even if there are federal grants. The modern utility grid is a liability risk due to danger: wireless emissions, power quality, fire hazards, cybersecurity, etc. Cybersecurity is getting harder to control, so electromechanical operation is safer. Ukraine lost control of its grid once thanks to a Russian cyberattack. If the same happened in the USA, our grid could be down for a year not only because of labor, but because we would lack parts. Denial exists because the grid is a cash cow, and the utilities use ratepayer funds to market the mess as green.

Below is a sample amendment for H. 3309. This is not the only possibility, but a start.

H. 3309 AMENDMENTS TO MANDATE ONLY SAFE INFRASTRUCTURE, NOT AMI (IF THIS BILL MOVES FORWARD)

I. Require healthy, hardened, safe infrastructure and end ‘smart’ grid mandate

[Mr.] [Ms.] moves to amend the bill H. 3309 by striking out “advanced metering infrastructure” in line 11 and inserting in place thereof the following new text:-

“safe, reliable, cybersecure, hardened, climate-change ready infrastructure of good power quality and minimal electromagnetic emissions”

[Mr.] [Ms.] moves to amend the bill H. 3309 by striking out “submit a plan for implementation of advanced metering infrastructure” in line 32 to 33 and inserting in place thereof the following new text:-

“submit a plan for implementation of safe, reliable, cybersecure, hardened, climate-change ready infrastructure that provides ratepayers good power quality of minimal electromagnetic emissions at reasonable cost”

[Mr.] [Ms.] moves to amend the bill H. 3309 by striking out “advanced metering” in line 49 and inserting in place thereof the following new text:-

“safe, reliable”

Protect privacy and remove strange transfer of all ‘detailed’ customer data to new energy supplier:

[Mr.] [Ms.] moves to amend the bill H. 3309 by striking out “access to detailed” in line 32 and inserting in place thereof the following new text:-

“access only to necessary”

[Mr.] [Ms.] moves to amend the bill H. 3309 by adding the following paragraph:-

“i. Distribution, utility, and non-utility companies and associated entities, including providers of software and other equipment, shall collect and share only the minimum of data necessary to supply and improve services and shall not sell or transfer data for any other purpose, except in the case of a court-ordered warrant for a specific individual.”

Eliminate fees for opting out of the ‘smart’ or AMI grid

[Mr.] [Ms.] moves to amend the bill H. 3309 by striking out “charge such a customer any reasonable and necessary fees for delivering non-advanced metering service” in lines 18 to 19 and inserting in place thereof the following new text:-

“shall not charge the customer a fee”

 

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