Smart Meter meeting Tuesday at Community Center

Residents wanting to learn more about Consumers Energy's planned use of Smart Meters are asked to attend a meeting on Tuesday at the Grand Haven Community Center, 421 Columbus Ave.
Tribune Staff
Feb 6, 2012


The intent of the meeting is to respond to the concerns of health and safety, data privacy, and data security issues related to the installation of Smart Meter technology.

These issues were raised during a meeting hosted by the Michigan Public Service Commission in Grand Haven on Nov. 17, 2011.

Additionally, the MPSC on Jan. 12 launched an investigation into the deployment of Smart Meters. The investigation will require all electric utilities to submit information on the meters regarding issues such as deployment, costs, health and safety concerns, and other privacy concerns.

Tuesday’s meeting is expected to start at 7 p.m. at the center’s Mackinaw Room.



'Canaries in a Coal Mine'
This topic may seem far away, and incomprehensible -that human health is being compromised... but consider the tens of thousands of Californian's that have been FIGHTING to REMOVE Smart Meters installed by PG&E... Smart Meters are being installed on private property with out informed consent as a utility MANDATE. The Federal Government deems these meters OPTIONAL.

What some Californian's wouldn't give to 'turn back time' to have the OPPORTUNITY to PREVENT the meters from ever being installed.

This is Michigan's opportunity.
Do all you can -to make the most of it.

Michelle Rison
Village of Spring Lake


Thank you GH Tribune for announcing tonight's Consumers Energy Smart Meter Presentation. The Consumers Energy Smart Grid Team will be hosting this event. It 'appears' that Consumers Energy is planning to use the GE meters that are also used by PG&E (Pacific Gas & Electric). Therefore the details obtained in the Q & A between PG&E and the Cal. Public Utility Commission (the equivalent of our MPSC) also apply to the network Consumers Energy plans to install here in Michigan. Notably, that the meters are going off a max of 190,000 per day, and that is WITHOUT including the emissions from the relay function (one meter passing its data to another, which passes to another, and so on). This is a very real health concern and why 49 municipalities in California have passed moratoriums making the meters illegal.

Here is an article about PG&E's admissions
Here is the complete set of answers
The note on the bottom of page 12 (footnote 7) tells about the communication network PG&E uses, the public cellular network, the same type of communication network Consumers Energy plans to use.

This is incredibly short notice but if you are able to attend this evenings meeting, please bring a print out of PG&E's complete set of answers. Consumers Energy needs to know that we are (slowly) becoming well aware of how these meters are compromising human health -based on actual installations. Michelle Rison, Village of Spring Lake


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