Smart Meter Transmission Frequency Claims – “Misinformation” or “Missing Information”?

Original Article Here: Smart Meter Transmission Frequency Claims – “Misinformation” or “Missing Information”?.

When installing wireless smart meters in the neighborhood, utilities typically attempt to downplay customer concerns with so-called “Fact Sheets” and marketing campaigns.  One of the issues normally deals with answering the following question:

“How often is my smart meter transmitting?”

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Utility Claims:

Here are some of the actual answers to this question, as provided by utilities:

“Smart meter communications are typically less than a second and under normal operations, take place every 4-6 hours.”

Actually, the average SMUD smart meter transmits over 13,000 times per day even though SMUD had stated for years that “Smart Meters only send radio transmissions once ever four hours” which is six times per day.

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SMUD changes story from “Only SIX per day to 13,381 per day”.  Is this an honest mistake or an intentional act of deception?  How could they get it so wrong?

It took relentless effort over 3.5 months and seven appearance at SMUD Board meetings by Sacramento Smart Smart Meter Awareness (SSMA) to get SMUD to admit this.

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2 Responses to Smart Meter Transmission Frequency Claims – “Misinformation” or “Missing Information”?

  1. Pingback: “How often is my smart meter transmitting?” | Freddy On The Firing Line

  2. ewindheim says:

    Depends on the kind of Smart Meter you have. SMUD smart meters average 13,381 per day.

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