Archive for September, 2015

Opt out bill hearing Sept. 22

Posted: September 17, 2015 in Uncategorized
The legislature will address bills related to energy on Sept. 22. The opt out bill is last:
H2868 An Act relative to utilities, smart meters, and ratepayers’ rights Stephen L. DiNatale
Another being discussed  is also a bill by Harriet Chandler S.1750
Such municipal lighting plant and its employees and contractors shall not be liable in damages to any person injured in his person or property (including without limitation, the owner of the wire, cable, apparatus or pole) arising from or related to the removal, moving or relocation of said pole, wire, cable or other apparatus.
Does this mean if the smart meter burns your house down you can’t sue the electric company?

DPU 15-21: National Grid filed with the MA Department of Public Utilities seeking to surcharge ratepayers an additional $11M for the Worcester smart meter pilot program for costs incurred for the Sustainability Hub and use of student interns.

So get ready to see an increase in your electric bill!!!

SAFE at the Sheffield Fair

Posted: September 3, 2015 in Uncategorized

We will be creating awareness of EMFs, electrosensitivity and WiFi hazards and GMO dangers at the Sheffield Fair (MA) on Sept. 12 12-5.

 

For more info on the electrosensitivity issue please click on this link: www.meetup.com/healove

Eversource Energy, National Grid and Unitil have filed proposals in response to a requirement that they file grid modernization plans to reduce the effects of power outages, optimize demand — including reducing system and customer costs — integrate distributed resources and improve workforce and asset management.

National Grid presented the DPU with four five-year options that range from $225.3 million to $830.5 million, and up to $1.3 billion over ten years. The more expensive options include providing the company’s 1.3 million customers with smart meters.

So how do they recoup the 1.3 billion….. guess who gets higher electric bills even when they claim this saves energy…. so your meter reading goes down but the base rate skyrockets so what benefit it is to us, the customer?