If you are interested in being an advocate for a safer Grand Rapids, please email me at email@example.com. I am looking for people to help me bring the smart meter issue to the Grand Rapids City Council. Our fellow activists on the east side of the state have had great success in introducing moratoriums on smart meter deployments by their utilities. If you resent the heavy handed tactics of Consumers Energy and DTE, stand up and let your voice be heard. I promise you, there is no better feeling than speaking truth to power!!
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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)
Organization tells CPUC that smart meters pose health risks, especially for children
Smart meters have been installed by SDG&E and other utility companies on residences throughout California and thus far, SDG&E has refused to allow residents to have the devices removed.
January 18, 2012
W4AR Smart Meter page; http://www.w4ar.com/Smart-Meters.html
American Patriots, We in Michigan have the opportunity to make a difference across the country by being the first state to officially stop the Smart Meter invasion into our homes and destroying our 4th Amendment and forever weaken our Constitution! If We ACT NOW!
We now have (9) Resolutions and Moratoriums with the addition of Grosse Pointe Shores as of yesterday and more to come!
With the impact of our cities and townships standing up for the “We the People” by passing Resolutions and Moratoriums in the face of Detroit Energy, DTE, see the –
DTE at Sterling Heights – Video of Moratorium
The MPSC is officially investigating all of the issues with Smart Meters here in Michigan!!!!!
We have approximately 2 months to register all of our complaints , document the cost, safety, health, privacy and liability issues with them! Go to the web page above and find the MPSC button at the top of the page!
Every letter,study,appeal, lawsuit, video or type of action from residents or doctors, scientist,engineers, representatives must be forwarded to the MPSC at the address, with the case number, listed on our website (MPSC button) and on the attachment i am providing. See ATTACHMENT!!
This is the time to put a Stop to the Agenda21 Smart Meter program!
Every voice, YOUR Voice, can and WILL make a difference, especially in the next few months.
John and Pauline Holeton W4AR
Consumers Energy going forward with smart meters despite investigation by Michigan Public Service Commission
Last week, the commission announced the investigation, saying that electric customers in the state and several municipalities have expressed concerns about the installation of such meters.
The commission wants information from utilities by March 16, and a public comment period is open until April 16.
The MPSC plans to review recommendations about the use of smart meters at a later date.
The company is investing $750 million into smart-grid technology in response to the state’s 21st Century Energy Plan, which emphasizes the need for renewable energy and energy conservation.
Consumers Energy plans to start its smart meter deployment in Muskegon County in August and expects to have 50,000 meters deployed in Muskegon and Ottawa counties by the end of the year, said Roger Morgenstern, smart grid communications coordinator at Consumers Energy.
There are currently about 5,000 pilot smart meters installed in Jackson County.
“We will be working closely with the MPSC to give them and their staff the information they are looking for,” he said. “We don’t see it having an effect on our deployment schedule.”
Smart meters allow residents to see exactly how much energy they are using on a real-time basis, allowing them to adjust usage to cut monthly bills, company officials say.
It also has the capability to alert the utility if the power goes out, without the customer having to report the outage. Meters will send a “last gasp” signal, helping the company locate the problem and find an alternate route for sending energy.