OKLAHOMA CITY (Jan. 27, 2017) – A bill prefiled in the Oklahoma House would ensure utility customers could opt out of installing “smart meter” technology on their homes and businesses. Passage of the bill would allow Oklahomans to protect their own privacy, and it would take a step toward blocking a federal program in effect.
Rep. Scott McEachin (R) prefiled House Bill 1435 (HB1435) for introduction during the 2017 legislative session. The legislation would give residential and business utility customers the right to refuse installation of “smart meters.”
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[Received via Email from Gary Kilpatrick with permission to share at the end. Thanks Gary for excellent info and important follow-up to my previous post/sc]
PSO is now removing our reliable analog electric meters and replacing them with digital “smart” meters that include a wireless transmitter/receiver. But PSO has not told customers that an unofficial opt-out list exists. I say unofficial because the opt-out program is not legal until the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) gives its approval, which they could do any day.
AEP-PSO Oklahoma – New Digital Meter Installation Letter dated Jan 05 2016. It is all about new digital meter installations coming soon. I got a phone call today about it also.
And yes, I will be making a call! If you do too, please comment on FGST source post. I’d love to compare notes.[sc]
The PSO’s Customer Solutions Center is 1-888-216-3623
Here are a few questions I have:
Can you guarantee me no health risks?
Will you cover the costs of any health issues that arise?
Can you assure my privacy regarding personal data and energy usage?
Can you assure me that I will not be charged in the future for the cost of this installation?
How do I opt out and keep what is already installed instead?
What do I need to do to protect my sensitive equipment during your installation?
Read more and see letter online
NE Oklahoma Electric Co-op appears to be in a race to complete the installation of Smart Meters before the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC), votes on the cost for customers to opt out of receiving a Smart Meter. This has resulted in three different occurrences between NE Oklahoma Electric Co-op customers who have expressed opposition to the new meters.
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Would you cast a vote that EMPOWERS a POLITICIAN turned CORPORATE LOBBYIST?
Would you even know if you were doing so?
Consider a 4th generation politician who has a family member that represents Oklahoma Gas and Electric and a list of other corporations lobbying for favors all the time and getting paid to do so.
Would you vote for them if you knew that a family member represents companies working to infringe on your 4th amendment rights to privacy by supporting and lobbying for companies who have made sure you have no way to opt out of the installation of Smart Meters?
Do you know which companies lobbied for this bill?
Many districts and races are effected around the state.
Be sure you know the linkages in your area and do not vote for those involved in this corporate scheme.
The contrast is very clear in the race in HD10.
In preparation for this meeting Gary Kilpatrick has announced a meeting to get us all up to speed on the issues. His invitation is below:
A PSO rate hearing before the Oklahoma Corporation Commission is scheduled for June 25th. A part of this rate hearing involves PSO’s request to install smart meters and the smart grid throughout their entire Oklahoma service area including Bartlesville.
Time is short to educate the citizens of Washington County to the downside of smart meters.
Therefore we are holding a Smart Meter Information Meeting this coming Thursday, June 19th at 6:30 pm in the Cherokee/Delaware Room at Tri County Technology Center, 6101 SE Nowata Road, Bartlesville, OK 74006.
OK-SAFE, Inc. -Oklahoma Smart Meters and the Constitution Tulsa County – A hearing on concerns associated with the forced use of smart meters in Oklahoma will be conducted in Tulsa County Court House on Thursday, October 31, 2013. In additional to the Constitutional question on the infringement of rights, Owasso resident Joe Exposito has serious […]
OK-SAFE, Inc. – For those fighting the installation of those smart meters on their homes and businesses: Take Back Your Power. There will be a special movie showing at 6:30 pm this Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 at the Owasso Community Center, 301 S. Cedar, Owasso, OK, 74055. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— About Take Back Your Power: Utility companies […]