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Sample of 19 Maryland PSC Smart Meter Complaints from 2014

Through a Maryland Public Information Act (MPIA) request, Maryland Smart Meter Awareness was able to obtain a list of complaints submitted to the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) about wireless smart electric and gas meters. The list of 301 complaints represents only the amount that the PSC was able to redact in two hours. Below […]

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Smart meters proposed for Tasmania in a current government draft for public comment, Don Maisch, Jan. 19, 2015

Excellent discussion of the reality of supposed cost savings from smart meters. Although this is about the smart meter roll out in Australia, it applies to smart meters elsewhere as well. “Energy Minister Matthew Groom said…that the aim [of a smart meter program] was to drive down the cost of electricity prices for all Tasmanians. He saw the introduction of a […]

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Is There Anything ‘Smart’ About Electric Smart Meters?

By BJ LIfe/Jonathan Libber, Jan. 8, 2015. Jonathan LIbber, president of Maryland Smart Meter Awareness, summarizes the many reasons why smart meters are not, in fact, such a smart idea. “There is nothing smart about wireless smart meters. These meters are a threat to the health, dafety, and privacy of every single individual living in […]

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Registered Smart Meter Complaints in Maryland

Have You Been Betrayed by Your Smart Meter?—Well You are Not Alone: Registered Smart Meter Complaints in Maryland By Rebecca Hanna-Diener, Director of Public Relations for Maryland Smart Meter Awareness. (6/19/14) Everyone knows if a product or service is genuinely good, it will sell itself. That is far from the case with the new wireless […]

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Maryland Senate and House to Hold Hearings on Legislation to Address Smart Meter Problems

The Maryland Senate Finance Committee and House Economic Matters Committee will be holding hearings regarding four bills that address smart meter problems on March 4th and March 6th.  Since the Maryland Public Service Commission’s (PSC) May 2012 order # 84926 allowing meter installation deferrals, approximately 30,000 Maryland ratepayers have requested a deferral.  In addition, another […]

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Former Director of DC PSC (Silver Spring, MD Resident) shocked by PEPCO bill this month - PEPCO estimated bill at double b/c "smart" meter not turned on yet

Former Director of DC PSC (Silver Spring, MD Resident) shocked by PEPCO bill this month – PEPCO estimated bill at double b/c “smart” meter not turned on yet

WMAL.com | Jamie Coughlin The former director and dozens of his Silver Spring, MD neighbors received estimated bill that is over double what his bill normally costs. Excerpt: “Pepco recently installed new Smart Meters in most suburban Maryland homes.  The new meters haven’t been turned on yet, so many of the bills were estimated.  But […]

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Former BGE meter tester sheds light on higher bills - only 20% tested; problems with interference jacking up bills

Former BGE meter tester sheds light on higher bills – only 20% tested; problems with interference jacking up bills

You will not believe this article.  It’s from April 20, 2009 and a must read!!  Go now >> “Before deregulation, the Public Service Commission made sure we tested 100 percent of all meters,” he says. “But then once deregulation kicked in, they only required us to test about 20 percent. It was a whole different ballgame.” […]

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