The controversy of the smart meters is not limited only to Southern Nevada; Reno is also facing some of the same dilemmas with their meters.
The Reno Gazette Journal reported that since 2012, four fires have occurred in Reno and five fires have occurred in Sparks that city investigators say are linked to the smart meters manufactured by North Carolina-based Sensus.
Those investigators, however, have been unable to conclusively determine what started the blazes.
Reno and Sparks’ fire chiefs are asking the Public Utilities Commission to investigate the safety of smart meters installed by NV Energy on homes throughout the state in the wake of a troubling spate of blazes they believe are associated with the meters, including one recent fire that killed a 61-year-old woman.
All across the nation utility companies has been forcing, with threats and intimidation, consumers to change their meter for the so-called smart meters and after that the power bills had doubled and in some cases tripled, with no excuses for that.
There also have been health effects, and safety violations are being reported, and much to the disbelief of many consumers, privacy in homes is being violated.
StopSmartMeters.org, an Internet page created to alert consumers about the smart meters, asks its readers a very good question on its pages: “Do you value civil liberties and the right to privacy? When a ‘smart’ meter is installed, your utility has access to a treasure trove of information about your electricity usage, compromising your privacy.
Depending on the regulatory protections — and enforcement of those Rules — in your state, they will be able to sell this information to a series of corporations and the government.”
Growing out of the grassroots group ‘Scotts Valley Neighbors against Smart Meters,’ which was started in June 2010, Stop Smart Meters! Has now evolved into an advocacy, media outreach, and direct action network providing activism consultation and advice to dozens of local groups sprouting up who are fighting the wireless ‘smart’ meter assault.
NV Energy is the monopoly for power service in Nevada and with the blessing of the Public Utility Commission is abusing the consumers with astronomical high power bills that have no excuse for and the commissioners always go alone with the race request. NV Energy is the same company who came to a woman’s house with armed men and disconnected her electricity for choosing a safe analog meter.
Up to now no fire in Southern Nevada has been attached to the smart meters; but the possibility that smart meters have been installed in residences where the habitant has a medical alert indicating that their health is in jeopardy because of the smart meter does exist.