GET THE WORD OUT!
FEBBRUARY 7, 2012 FROM 7PM-9PM
Grand Haven Community Center
Downstairs Escanaba Room
421 Columbus Avenue
Grand Haven, MI 49417
Per Roger Morgenstern, Consumers Energy SmartGrid Coordinator, Consumers Energy plans to ‘present information addressing concerns on security, safety (RF issues) and privacy’ which Consumers saw as the primary concerns mentioned at the 11-17-11 meeting.
We have asked ‘if technical personnel, intimately familiar w/ all aspects of the technology and its intended deployment will be present to answer specific questions in great detail?’ We have also asked that the topic of ‘dirty electricity’ be addressed.
Michigan Public Service Commission: MPSC Order U-17000 dated 01-12-12.
The Order is requiring all regulated utilities in the State of Michigan to answer 9 questions based on the information these utilities are aware of. The MPSC will complete their review & analysis to the extent their staff is trained in these matters.
Utility responses are due by March 16, 2012.
Public comments are due by April 16, 2012.
MPSC Final Report is due June 26, 2012
Here is an article discussing our concern with the MPSC Order and its lack of transparency, and depth of investigation & evaluation.
Here is a link to the MPSC U-17000 Public Docket Submission
You will find some 32 submittals by citizens concerned w/ this technology as of 01-28-12.
Please take the time to submit your own opinions and any research or personal experience, to add to the availability of ‘public information’ such that the utilities will be able to have access to scientific research expressed by other independent scientists, researchers and medical professionals, other than that which they subscribe to.
Here is direction on how to submit your own statement to the Public Docket from the MPSC Order itself.
Electronic comments may be emailed to: email@example.com. Any person requiring assistance prior to filing comments, may contact Commission Staff at (517) 241-6180. All comments should reference Case No. U-17000. Comments and other documents received in this proceeding will become public information, posted on the Commission’s website, and subject to disclosure.
What can YOU do?
Attend the meeting on 2/7
Write letters to the editors of local newspapers.
These need to be submitted no later than tuesday 01-31-12 to ensure they will be printed in time for the tuesday 02-07-12 meeting.
Submit your personal statement to the MPSC U-17000 Public Docket within the next few weeks via e-mail or USPS.
Multiple submissions are possible.
Please note the following websites:
www.StopSmartMeters.org (California original organizers)
Database to collect SmartMeter related complaints.
Asks specifically if interested in putting SmartMeter to vote & willingness to participate in class action lawsuit)