How To Remove a Wireless or Smart Meter
1. Locate your utility company’s Terms and Conditions of Distribution Service. The MDPU has copies.
You can go to The Energy and Environmental Affairs site at http://www.Mass.gov/eea and do a search or you can locate these documents by googling the key words: Service documents, Terms and Conditions of Service, Customer Rights, etc… For National Grid it was found by googling Terms and Conditions of Service, and was found on the National Grid web site under Service documents, after googling National Grid.
2. Once you have the document, read it carefully to locate your rights about removing or requesting a new meter. i.e. National Grid allows customers to request a change in meter when customers request such changes in writing. National Grid’s Terms of Service state the company will replace the meter within 30 days of such request.
3. Whether or not your company has such a clause allowing you to make a request in writing, send a written request to your utility company, with your account number and address, asking them to replace your wireless meter with an analog meter that has no radio frequency transmitters, no chips, and no wireless capacity. Keep a copy for your records.
4. Send a demand letter to your company regarding your wish to have the right to opt out of the smart meter program as per the US Energy and Policy Act of 2005, as per the demand letter format provided by Jerry Day at www.freedomtaker.com. In this letter, make a demand that your utility company remove the current wireless meter and replace it with a meter that has no radio frequency transmitters, no chips, and no wireless capacity. Notarize the letter, keep the original and send a copy to the Utility and a copy to your PUC.
5. If/When the company sends you a letter saying that they will either not replace the meter or that you will have to wait until they can accommodate you, send another letter requesting that the meter be replaced within 30 days or you will replace the meter yourself with an analog meter that you can purchase on your own from Jerry Day @ www.freedomtaker.com
6. Whether or not the company responds, when 30 days have passed, call the company to let them know you are ready to replace the meter, and that you have an analog meter in your possession and you wish one of their technicians to come out to install it. They will probably tell you that you cannot do that, but tell them on the phone that you will give the company 1 week from the date you called to come out and do the exchange. Keep a log of the phone call and who you spoke with at the company.
7. Whether or not the company responds, send a complaint to the Department of Public Utilities on The Energy and Environmental Affairs site @ http://www.Mass.gov/eea and do a search for online complaint form. In your complaint, be sure to outline all of the steps you have taken to have the meter replaced, and the letters you have sent, phone calls you have made, give dates and names of people you spoke to. Inform DPU that you will replace the meter yourself unless the utility company makes a plan to do so within the next week. Let DPU know that the meter you have purchased has been tested by the manufacturer and has been deemed to be safe and appropriate (this will be true) and you feel the company has failed to respond to your requests in the past, which you believe is a violation of your customer rights. Let DPU know you believe the company has violated your rights as per Chapter 93A, fraud and deception. Try to cite as many references from your company’s Terms and Conditions of Service that apply in your case, where the company did not abide by its terms of service or denied your requests, including failure to respond, or denying prompt service. Ask DPU to forward this complaint to the utility company, and email the content of the complaint to your utility company. You can do this by cutting and pasting it into an email.
8. In most cases, the DPU will not authorize electric companies to terminate service unless a customer has failed to pay a bill. So continue to pay your bills on time. If the company threatens to terminate service, remind the company that you have paid your bills and that they will have no reasonable basis to terminate service should you change the meter yourself. Give them permission to come to test the meter themselves, but let them know the manufacturer has already deemed it to be safe and appropriate. Let them know you would prefer the company to change the meter but that you will do what you need to do to remove the meter yourself if the company refuses to comply with your request. Ask the company to inform you of your rights to a hearing in such cases. Tell them you will expect to receive this information immediately.
9. Send all copies of your correspondence with the utility companies to the DPU, via complaint forms online or by mail. Let your company know you are doing so.
10. If still no response from the utility company, be prepared to replace the meter yourself. It is VERY EASY TO DO. See Jerry Day @ www.freedomtaker.com OR
11. Contact the Department of Public Utilities and request a hearing.
Toronto Hospital is First to Recognize Symptoms from Wireless Radiation
Canada News Wire
TORONTO, June 18, 2012 /CNW/ – Women’s College Hospital says family doctors must learn to detect the symptoms of exposure to wireless radiation. The hospital released a statement saying the symptoms include disrupted sleep, headaches, nausea, dizziness, heart palpitations, memory problems, and skin rashes. These symptoms are now labeled Electro-magnetic Hyper-sensitivity, or “EMS”. “Health-care practitioners need to better understand EMS so they can help their patients,” said Dr. Riina Bray, medical director of the hospital’s Environmental Health Clinic. Dr. Bray says the world is becoming dominated by wireless internet, cell phones and cell towers, and there can be a broad range of health impacts. The hospital’s Environmental Health Clinic has begun holding educational workshops on the subject for doctors.
Last year the World Health Organization placed microwave radiation from wireless internet and cell phones on an official Cancer watch-list. Since then several schools have removed their wifi systems and the Catholic teacher’s union in Ontario has called for a moratorium on wifi installations in classrooms.