Promises, promises of savings with smart meters. Right.
Have you received a rebate check due to the energy savings of that smart meter your utility installed on your home or business? Or is that smart meter instead just creating higher bills?
Residents across the nation (and world) have reported higher bills, sometimes double or triple the normal amount, since the utilities installed smart meters on their homes. In some instances (PG&E territory in California), this had lead to a class-action lawsuit.
Stop OC Smart Meters has posted the chart above on it facebook page The chart is made by a resident in San Diego Gas & Electric territory, and it effectively shows the dramatic increase in charges.
If you are suffering or have suffered financial, emotional, physical, mental or verbal harm, injury, damage, invasion, abuse, or distress due to the smart meter installed by your utility at your home or business, send in a Smart Meter “Declaration” to the EMF Safety Network today. The non-profit organization is preparing a potential lawsuit.
FYI: Utilities are installing smart meters so they can know how much energy you are using during certain minutes or hours of the day — and then charge you more for using energy during certain times of the day that they deem peak. This unfairly penalizes (creates higher bills for) those who cannot leave their homes from 9 t0 5, like stay-at-home parents, caretakers, those who run their business from their homes, retirees, seniors, disabled, those who are on medical equipment at home, and unemployed.
The truth is, utilities don’t need expensive smart meters and their wireless infrastructure to collect time of day energy usage from clients. Consumer groups have affirmed that we don’t need smart meters to reduce energy usage or increase energy efficiency.
If you don’t want or need a smart meter on your home, tell your utility company and elected officials, and support your local, regional and statewide resident groups opposing mandatory smart meters, including Burbank Action and/or the groups listed in the links on the left side of this blogsite.