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More on What Your Electric Company Doesn’t Want You to Know – Smart Meters EXPOSED!!

Here’s a very down to earth and comprehensive discussion from a mother about Smart Meters and what they mean for the average consumer. To protect her children she has thoroughly researched the facts. From the US of A it still applies to us here in good old ‘clean green’ (not) NZ. Here is yet another pollutant to our once clean environment that makes big bucks for the Powerco but, contrary to the spin, offers little value and plenty of hidden harm to the consumer.

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For further info on Smart Meters (more commonly known here as Advanced Meters) go to our Smart Meters Page on the site. There are indeed many health risks being reported here ((listen to Dr David Carpenter on those plus see the stopsmartmeters NZ site), ridiculously inflated power bills ($1K I’ve heard, read here about a Nelson woman’s experience) and fire risks. Most importantly watch an excellent expose on the whole issue – Josh del Sol’s ‘Take Back Your Power’. Very informative if you really want the facts. See what the corporations are hiding from you with their clever spin and outright lying. Josh exposes it all.

Note: the meters are not as yet compulsory. Check the fine print of your supplier. Vote with your wallet.

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Here is an excerpt from the documentary Take Back Your Power:


Here is the article:

(from wholenewmom.com) We’ve had to go against the norm many times in our quest for better health. I’ve gone sugar free,gluten freestopped eating foods my breastfeeding son was allergic to, and have tried all kinds of natural treatments in order to avoid antibiotics and other meds when dealing with conditions such as sinus issues and ear infections.

Now I’m not getting a smart meter.

Why not?

Read more: http://wholenewmom.com/health-concerns/smart-meters-emf-smart-meter-fires-smart-meter-dangers/

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Electrical Engineer explains billing increases with Smart Meters … from stopsmartmeters NZ site

 

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This is from stopsmartmeters.org.nz  A recent post here concerning the billing increases for our elderly people raised the question, ‘are Smart Meters a factor in this equation?’ It’s reported the elderly are staying in bed long hours to keep warm & to avoid turning on heaters. In a country that has fast retreated from its welfare state status, this is heinous … to some at least. But not to those in power who are blatantly ignoring the plight of youngsters who attend school without lunch and families living in garages and tents because there is an affordable housing shortage … while at the same time selling off the housing stock and borrowing millions a week to keep us afloat. At the same time the power companies are doing very well thank you very much. Contact Energy in the year to June 30 2015, produced a 17.6 per cent increase in net profit of $234 million. Any suspicions I’ve had about the Smart Meter contribution to billing hikes is confirmed by this Electrical Engineer. If you’re still in doubt please watch the award-winning documentary, Take Back Your Power. 

Here are some excerpts from the article by the Electrical Engineer:

  • “My research shows that the increases will all be above a 20% increase from previous billings  … 

  • What the Smart meters can an do very efficiently is totalises up all these extra frequencies up to the 20th harmonic and produces a greatly inflated bill for power that you cannot utilise and invariable produced illegally above the Standard 5% threshold.The revolving Analogue Meter absorbs these and do not speed up to increase the billed amount…

  • With the health issues aside the use of the Smart Meter Technology is claimed to have many benefits to the consumer, retailer and the country as a whole by better utilizing resources and decreasing our carbon imprint.In New Zealand nothing could be further from the truth. What every consumer will notice immediately with out any doubt is the increase of their Billing Costs over the old Analogue meter billing.”

Read more at the source:  http://www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz/uncategorized/an-electrical-engineers-perspective-on-smart-meters/


Check out our Smart Meter pages for further info and links

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A US Public Health Physician Speaks on Smart Meters

Genesis Smart Meter in an Auckland office
Genesis Smart Meter in an Auckland office

Whilst ignorance prevails on the dangers of Smart Meters (aka Advanced Meters) to our health, read what Public Health Physician David Carpenter has to say about them. An expert on magnetic fields, he has a wealth of knowledge and experience that qualifies him to make a sound judgement on safety issues and Smart Meters.

These meters are not compulsory although the public here in NZ (and elsewhere) are being given the impression that they are. Please educate yourself before consenting to the installation of one of these devices on or in your home. Visit the Smart Meter page here for links to other informative websites, and for Kiwis in particular … NZ’s stopsmartmeters website. In particular, watch the award winning documentary by Josh del Sol, ‘Take Back Your Power’. For Rangitikei folks, I have a copy you can borrow. Trailers are also on the Smart Meter page.

Here is a transcript of an interview with Dr Carpenter, video also included below:

David Carpenter: “I’m David Carpenter, I’m a Public Health Physician, I graduated from Harvard Medical School, and I worked for the New York State Dept of Health for 18 years, during that period of time I was responsible for administering a program in electromagnetic fields, I subsequently became the Dean of the School of Public Health and presently I’m a faculty member in the School of Public Health and the Director of the Institute of Health in the Environment of the University of Albany.

Interviewer: Thank you and Central Main Power says there is no reason to be concerned about smart meters, there are no health effects and everyone who is worried about the health effects of RF from smart meters or from the mesh network really have nothing to be concerned about and what do you say to that?

David Carpenter: I’d say that’s absolutely false. Ah, the question to ask them is ‘What is the evidence that smart meters are safe and have no adverse health effects?’ And the answer to that question is that there is no such evidence and in fact while no one has actually done human health studies in relation to people living in homes with smart meters we have evidence from a whole variety of other sources of RF exposure that demonstrates convincingly and consistently that exposure to RF radiation at elevated levels for long periods of time increases the risk of cancer, increases the damage to the nervous system, causes electrosensitivity, has adverse reproductive effects, and a variety of other effects on different organ systems, so there is no reason for, no justification for that statement that smart meters have no adverse health effects. Well it should be up to each individual to identify whether or not they want to be continuously exposed 24/7 to elevated levels of RF radiation. The Smart Meter is for the benefit of the utility, it saves them money because they don’t then have to have people going out reading meters and it’s at the expense of the consumer who has to live in the house that has the constant exposure. So an informed person should demand that they be allowed to keep their analogue meter.”

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What your powerco isn’t telling you about your Smart aka Advanced Meter

 

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A typical Smart Meter used in NZ (photo supplied by stopsmartmeters NZ)

Smart or Advanced Meters as Kiwis know them, are being rolled out in NZ currently. Some are aware of the risks they pose to our health (heart problems, headaches, sinus problems & cancer) not to mention the escalated power bills that people are experiencing. I hear often of cases of severely inflated power bills since the installation of a Smart/Advanced Meter … and any proposal that it’s the meter is generally dismissed by the Powercos. Some of these are as extreme as double to triple the normal cost.
In my discussions with folk on these meters I find they think because there’s no tangible effect for them like physical symptoms it’s all safe. (For some though there are physical symptoms … this is covered on our Smart Meter page. It’s of note that many report disappearance of the symptoms after the Smart Meter removal). But even with no symptoms the radiation from electromagnetic devices is a slow-kill. Like food additives that are carcinogenic, so also the effects of radiation from these meters has a slow and cumulative long term effect. The Take Back Your Power documentary by Josh Del Sol illustrates the effects of radiation with a very disturbing story about a young man who died of brain cancer … he had been living in a hostel room near a cell phone mast at his university. So also had many other previous occupants his mother later found out. She is filmed there turning page after literal page reading out the names of others who had also died of cancer! Is it really worth the risk to just ignore this information & discard it as mumbo jumbo?

The following video ‘The Truth About Smart Meters’ by Brian Thiesen will enlighten you further about the risks posed by Smart/Advanced Meters.

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Brian Thiesen is Chairman of Interior Smart Meter Awareness. Considered to be an expert on the subject of Smart Meters Brian has been raising awareness about the dangers of smart meters, in British Columbia and globally.

He has talked with some of the top Doctors, military weapons experts, electricians, engineers.  Read more about Brian at this link.

This video has been posted on Youtube by CSTinBC found at this link:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyUC…

“Please circulate this information, and subscribe to CSTinBC; links are below. Thank you. “

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4Hsx…


Check out the stopsmartmeters‘ NZ site and/or our page here on Smart/Advanced Meters and educate yourself. You can watch Take Back Your Power at the website for a very small charge, or if you are local to the Rangitikei, I have a copy you can borrow. Contact me. EnvirowatchRangitikei

 

An exposé of Smart Meters & the fire risk that goes with them

Fire risk is one of the less well known problems with  Smart Meters aka, in NZ, Advanced Meters. The oft quoted justifications with them are ‘accuracy’ and ‘safety’, however the first is debunked immediately with many reports of highly inflated power bills, both abroad and here in NZ (and I mean highly inflated, I’ve heard of bills over $1k!). Safety however has been not so well proven to date or, any risks have been carefully concealed. This was evident in the doco Take Back Your Power. Here we have the fire risk in greater detail. These meters generate revenue for power companies by collecting data, a huge industry. People report difficulties with the operation of appliances and the levels of pulsing and subsequent emission of RF radiation is up to 190,000 times per day creating a huge health risk. This is borne out by experts in the field of radiation risks. Additionally the meters come with a remote disconnect ability which, when put to use, cause arcing and subsequent fire risk. There is more, please watch the video and be informed. If you have one of these meters already in close proximity to where you work, sleep or simply spend your day, consider having it removed. For help with that visit Stop Smart Meters NZ Kiwis. There are similar sites world wide for further information. Research the health and other risks and make an informed decision about them. If you don’t already have one, it is easier to prevent installation than it is to get one removed.

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Follow the money – Lloyds of London Insurance won’t cover wireless radiation hazards – that includes smart meters

From rfsafe.com:

“Letter to Government from Sharon Noble – Director of Coalition to Stop Smart Meters in BC

Premier Clark, Mr. Bennett and Mr. Reimer,

RE: Lloyd’s of London excludes coverage for claims caused by exposure to non-ionizing radiation.

“Based on inaccurate information provided by ITRON, Health Canada and Dr. Perry Kendall, you have been telling people that there is no health risk due to prolonged exposure to radiation from smart meters on homes and wifi in school — this despite your having received 100s of studies by independent researchers and many letters from scientists and doctors to the contrary…

iphone-545772__180“Lloyd’s of London is one of the largest insurers in the world and often leads the way in protection, taking on risks that no one else will. Attached is a recent renewal policy which, as of Feb. 7, 2015, excludes any coverage associated with exposure to non-ionizing radiation….”

“‘The Electromagnetic Fields Exclusion (Exclusion 32) is a General Insurance Exclusion and is applied across the market as standard. The purpose of the exclusion is to exclude cover for illnesses caused by continuous long-term non-ionising radiation exposure i.e. through mobile phone usage.”….

“This means that the Province (that is we, the taxpayer) will be held liable for claims from teachers and parentscomputer-338968__180 of children suffering biological effects from wifi in schools, from homeowners exposed to RF from mandated smart meters on homes, and from employees forced to use cell phones or exposed to wifi at work…”

Read more:   http://www.rfsafe.com/lloyds-of-london-insurance-wont-cover-smartphones-wifi-smart-meters-cell-phone-towers-by-excluding-all-wireless-radiation-hazards/


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Marton’s central phone mast close to homes & offices

The fact that Lloyd’s will not insure you the user against the harmful effects of these devices speaks volumes. We already had the evidence but as I continually reiterate here, industry does not want you to know … that knowledge would clearly dissuade you from using their devices. The recent post here on the unfortunate UK man enduring the forced installation of a smart meter in his home (he’s now opted for no  power in preference) is disconcerting to say the least. Where has our right of choice as free citizens gone? Are we not purchasing power? Do we have no choice about how this is delivered?

If you’re new to the smart meter issue please educate yourself. Arm yourself with the correct information. Unfortunately you will not get this from your powerco. Listen to the professionals, watch the documentaries particularly ‘Take Back Your Power’. Then make informed decisions about how to protect yourself and your loved ones.

Listen to this Public Health Physician explain the health risks of wireless radiation:

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The real reason they are pushing Smart Meters, plus other related updates from Josh del Sol

https://takebackyourpower.net/why-this-is-all-happening/
by Josh del Sol

11 September 2015

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“It’s official. The bits of data that could reveal virtually everything we do offline — in our own homes — are worth TRILLIONS to a wayward global corporate cabal.

Earlier this year, the Director of Grants and Research at the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) said of so-named “smart” meters:

“I think the [surveillance] data is going to be worth a lot more than the commodity that’s being consumed to generate the data.link

In case you’re wondering, the commodity of electricity is a $2.2 Trillion… read more

Unsmart vulnerability

PV Magazine: Smart meters can jeopardize grid reliability
http://www.pv-magazine.com/news/details/beitrag/smart-meters-can-jeopardize-grid-reliability_100020345

Samsung smart fridge leaves Gmail logins open to attack
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/08/24/smart_fridge_security_fubar/

Fiat-Chrysler recalls 1.4 MILLION vehicles after hackers expose them as deadly remote-controlled weapons
http://www.naturalnews.com/050931_Chrysler_recall_hackers.html

Dr. Erica Mallery-Blythe at the Commonwealth Club, June 2015 (video)

Dr. Erica Mallery-Blythe presents on risks to children at a program organized by ElectromagneticHealth.org and Environmental Health Trust held at the Commonwealth Club on June 22, 2015. She is Founder of Physicians’ Health Initiative for Radiation and Environment (PHIRE) in the U.K. where she is also Trustee of the Radiation Research Trust, Medical Advisor to Electrosensitivity UK and Member of the British Society of Ecological Medicine.
https://vimeo.com/131798243

Dr. Timothy Shoechle

WISE Grid Series, Part 2
http://www.motherearthnews.com/renewable-energy/hudson-valley-energy-highway-transmission-project-zbcz1508.aspx

K.T. Weaver

Federal Judge: Customers are ‘deemed to have consented’ to smart meter privacy invasions due to continued usage of electricity
http://smartgridawareness.org/2015/09/01/deemed-consent-to-smart-meters-privacy-invasions/

President Obama Touts ‘Smart Meters’ at Clean Energy Summit
http://smartgridawareness.org/2015/08/25/president-obama-touts-smart-meters/

BC Hydro’s AMI Program Security Team Lead: “The consequences of deploying bad stuff [smart meters] are dire.”
http://smartgridawareness.org/2015/08/07/consequences-of-deploying-bad-stuff-are-dire/

Smart meter “issues are of great concern, not just locally, but also nationally and internationally,” cautions Judge
http://smartgridawareness.org/2015/07/26/smart-meter-issues-are-of-great-concern-cautions-judge/

Consumers and Environment Unlikely to Benefit from Smart Meters, Confirms Latest Research
http://smartgridawareness.org/2015/09/11/consumers-and-environment-unlikely-to-benefit-from-smart-meters/


The Rangitikei, NZ

These meters are rolling out in NZ currently. Last weekend FB was alive with reports of heavily inflated bills some as high as $2k I noted. A post to follow on that topic this weekend.

Remember Smart Meters (commonly known here in NZ as Advanced Meters, and labeled such) are NOT compulsory. It is generally implied that they are and companies do just turn up and install them if you’re not home. You need to be very proactive and post a notice of non-consent on the meter itself if it’s outside and accessible, in addition to notifying your powerco in writing you do not consent to one being installed. Be aware, once installed it is far more difficult to negotiate removal. You will also be told they are no more dangerous than a mobile phone … this is not true. Watch Josh del Sol’s ‘Take Back Your Power’ documentary to educate yourself on the facts. I have a copy you can borrow if you are in the Rangitikei district. Be forearmed and protect yourself and your loved ones from the known health risks. For more info go here.

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How Smart Meters Are Harmful, Raise Costs and Invade Privacy

From Natural News, a short video clip that explains in a nutshell what is wrong about having a Smart Meter in your home … particularly of note are the health effects. You can also follow the links to sign up to their free EMF summit.


Raising costs is a significant issue, as if the health ones weren’t enough with Smart Meters (aka Advanced Meters here in NZ)

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Elderly struggling to keep warm

… I know of two people locally whose power bills are inexplicably & astronomically high. An elderly pensioner who has a scantily used electric heater, is in a one bedroom flat and is paying $300 per month. Another I know uses no heater at all and pays $200 per month. Both with Smart Meters. And another with no Smart Meter, similar sized flat, heater going most days, most of the day, $200-230 per month. This is not right no matter what way you look at it. We noted here recently that elderly NZ folks were staying in bed all day to keep warm. And yet the powercos offer no other explanation I’ve found other than pre Smart Meter you were getting cheap power because the meter wasn’t measuring it properly. Shame on them. These elderly people built the cruisy world these predators live in and they are riding rough shod over the top of them. They are too polite to switch power companies or insist on some answers. Watch for a further post on this matter.Check out more information on the site for links to help and advice on avoiding a Smart Meter, or what to do if you already have one. Your best education on this issue is to watch the award winning documentary ‘Take Back Your Power’ at their website. If you are in the Rangitikei I can lend you a copy to watch.   (EnvirowatchRangitikei)


The man who speaks on the clip is Farren Landers of healthyhomesenvironmental.com

“Join us at http://EMFsummit.com to learn all about Smart meters, how they raise your electrical costs, invade privacy and emit harmful EMF radiation. This expert interview series will help you understand the dangers of electromagnetic radiation and what you can do to protect yourself and your family.

It seems we are asleep and unaware of the international roll out of Smart meters. Women are calling Farren Lander in tears as their children are getting sick from the Smart meters on the home.

Farren calls it residential espionage. Smart meters are used to collect data about your personal and private activities. They are used to cut off your power and more.

On the EMF summit you can watch world class experts in the field of EMF radiation”

Watch the video here:

http://tv.naturalnews.com/v.asp?v=4BAD322E2C6218DA8DE6E2FBBA440A8E

“The situation with smart meter fires is worse than we thought” … from Take Back Your Power

Be warned, although this is not NZ, we have these meters here already, and rolling out fast. Many are catching on here already and refusing their installation because of the known health effects. Educate yourself and be forearmed. They are NOT compulsory. You have every right to decline installation of a Smart (aka Advanced) Meter. More information can be found on the Smart Meter page here with links to further info. Particularly, it’s recommended you watch the award winning ‘Take Back Your Power’ documentary.

“The situation with smart meter fires is worse than we thought — and now we know why. This new investigative video tells all.

The whistleblowers (wishing to remain anonymous) who contacted us have serviced and repaired over 200,000 meters in the field. They have been warning their supervisors about ‘smart’ meter problems for nearly a decade now. They have had enough of the lies and want you to know what they know.

On top of the explosive new details, the meters have at least four major sources of arcing. That’s right — FOUR….”

Read More:  http://takebackyourpower.net/1000s-of-smart-meter-fires-new-whistleblower-court-evidence-video/

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Some Thoughts on Smart Meters and the Latest Updates from NZ’s StopSmartMeters Site

I had a discussion recently with an electrician who has seen the vast changes in our country in the past two decades around how our country is managed, how our councils operate and how our power is delivered to us. The big sell-offs and the descent of our once sovereign nation into the abyss of phenomenal debt. He recalled the former wealth of both the local council and the local power company. You can read about the background to these changes in NZ from the 1980s onwards, all initiated by Rogernomics and the Big Experiment,  on the About, Money Trail and Corporation pages… you Kiwis were the guinea pigs to these great ‘economic innovations’ which clearly didn’t work … evidenced by the wider gap between rich and poor and the crippling debt we are in. We were conned. We used to have full employment and no debt. Once upon a time. And we owned our country. It is now owned by all in sundry, from all over the planet.

I asked the electrician his thoughts on Smart Meters. He had no fears whatsoever about them and told me what most call centers will tell you, they are no more harmful than cell phones. I conveyed to him that I had my concerns having watched the doco, Take Back Your Power. I asked him did anybody measure the radiation? … he replied ‘no’. I asked if he would mind watching the doco and giving me his feedback, being a local electrician. No he wasn’t interested at all to watch it.

This is what concerns me … few want to examine the evidence. However, that aside, the uppermost issue here for me is, our choice is being taken away. Correction, has been taken away. Once installed the companies will no longer remove a Smart Meter, even if they failed to secure your consent in the first place to install it. Yes they do just install them when you’re not home if you happen to have a meter on the outside of your house. Be aware if you are home, you have every right to non-consent of installation because they are NOT compulsory. Better still, tape a notice to your meter advising of your non-consent, and notify your power company in writing of the same. Once installed however, if you want the chip removed to prevent the emissions of radiation from remote reading (if it is removable) you pay … anything from $130 and upwards.

Gradually, by little increments, we have been coerced into receiving into our homes, a device that has many question marks over it that are backed by both professional medical opinion and independent scientific research that we would be at our peril to ignore. Here are some dots for you to join. Our cancer rate is now one in three. Why is the medical profession still researching for cures beyond chemo whilst ignoring the compelling research on environmental causes? Why also are they ignoring the natural cures that people are finding out for themselves?

If folks prefer to neither research this for themselves, nor look at the evidence that is available, then be it on their own heads, however, for those of us who do do the research and are aware of the hidden dangers of these devices, we surely must be given the choice to decline? Currently we do have that choice but, as many are aware, we have to insist on that option as we are not being told of it. I can only conclude here … as always … educate yourselves. We live in a different era now. Truth has taken on a new meaning; we need to find out the facts for ourselves. To do so visit the Smart Meter page on this site, and above all, an excellent starting point is to watch the doco, Take Back Your Power.

on that note …

Summarized here are updates from NZ’s StopSmartMeters Website. This is an excellent resource to keep you up to date with changes and developments relevant to NZ’s installation of Smart Meters also known as Advanced Meters.

Scientists petition UN

The link below relates how an international group of scientists who have expertise in electromagnetic radiation and health have petitioned the United Nations in the hope that this will result in better standards for devices that emit electromagnetic radiation (EMR).
http://www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz/latest-news/emf-scientists-appeal-to-united-nations-for-better-safety-standards-for-non-ionising-radiation/

Do you know what ToU pricing  could mean for you?

Smart meters are often installed without people realising that smart meters potentially allow electricity companies to charge more for electricity depending on what time of day it is used.  (Read on for details…)
http://www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz/latest-news/what-is-time-of-use-tou-pricing-and-how-could-it-affect-you/

Lots of smart meters explode (but not in NZ, to the best of my knowledge)

Exploding smart meters have been in the news in North America recently…here are some links to share…

http://www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz/latest-news/hundreds-of-smart-meters-explode-in-california/

http://www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz/latest-news/more-smart-meters-explode/

http://www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz/latest-news/canadian-smart-meter-explodes/

Are “smart” gas meters a good idea?

I don’t think they are, personally. (A major NZ company in the smart meter industry seems to think they are a good thing however…and they are also being installed in Australia.)

Read on to learn the steps that one Australian has taken to ensure his existing (non-“smart”) gas meter cannot be replaced without his permission.

www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz/uncategorized/stopping-a-smart-gas-meter-installation-an-australian-shows-the-way/
Some companies in the electricity industry are getting very excited by the “data mining” (aka snooping) potential offered by smart meters….  

http://www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz/latest-news/companies-very-excited-about-mining-smart-meter-data/

Smart meter possibly affected by electrical storm…

Do you know of any cases in which a smart meter has become inaccurate after an electrical storm?
http://www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz/latest-news/smart-meter-adversely-affected-by-electrical-storm/

3) Request for feedback 

Have you (or friends or family) had any peculiar experiences with a smart meter such as interference with electrical equipment?

Or recorded electricity use anomalies?

Or higher bills with no change in electricity use habits?

Or have you (or a friend) had a fire at your home or business that you think may have been caused by a smart meter?

If so, you can report such events to www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz via the Contact Form.  (Reports are kept confidential; information is posted on the site only if permission is given for this to be done.)
Consider signing up at the stopsmartmeters site and get their updates straight to your inbox

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