CPS Energy Grid Technology Fraught with Fraud?
|Handout Base-Load Graph Ohio VS EPA|
|LULAC Resolution FOR Moratorium and NO Fee Opt-Out from RF/'smart' Meters|
The Coalition for Safe Meters endorses only ANALOG Utility Meters for the following reasons:
|Has your utility company ripped off and trashed
your safe analog meter ?
Click Here to buy a Safe Analog Meter
and to download get information on your rights.
DISCLAIMER: We suggest you get Legal Counsel before taking any action.
We encourage people to become educated about Radio Frequency exposure and to take action to limit unnecessary exposure by turning off their routers when not in use, replacing cordless phones that have NOT been equipped with automatic shutoff, staying a safe distance from microwave oven, removing cellular security systems in favor of a hardwired telephone line for communication, and keeping a safe distance from cell phones.
Please join with the Coalition For Safe Meters of San Antonio as we petition San Antonio City Council for a Moratorium on the installation of Radiation Pulsing Meters (RPMs).
|Benefits of Analog Meters vs.
|Radio frequency radiation exposure||NO||YES|
|Part of a blanket network that blankets community with RF radiation||NO||YES|
|AAEM physician's association warnings on health effects||NO||YES|
|Leading scientists and health professionals concerned about health effects||NO||YES|
|Utility collects personal use data||NO||YES|
|Data on your personal energy use may be provided to 3rd parties||NO||YES|
|Can cause "dirty electricity" emissions on wiring||NO||YES|
|Can be used to power down or shut off your appliances||NO||YES|
|Can be used to remotely shut off your utility service||NO||YES|
|Can be used to charge Time-of-Use rating||NO||YES|
|Higher bills complaints||NO||YES|
|Appliance burnout complaints||NO||YES|
|Associated with numerous house fires||NO||YES|
|Interference with wireless devices||NO||YES|
|Can contribute to grid failure||NO||YES|
|Meter has short life||NO
30 - 50 yrs
12 - 15 yrs
The Grid Corporatocracy - Click Here
$12B Energy Act Includes Grid Provisions: The 2005 Energy Act was signed into law on August 8, 2005. The 1724-page bill includes several provisions directly relevant to the Smart Grid.
Click Here - Green Corruption Files "... CPS Energy carries its own Green Corruption tale that involves Landis+Gyr, the Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Program, stimulus funds, and even local politicians."
URGENT ! — Please CONTACT KEN PAXTON, TEXAS Atty General :
In addition to both the Attorneys General of Illinois and Connecticut, the Attorney General of Michigan issued the following statement calling into question the efficacy of “smart” meters and the “smart” grid.
“What the record sadly lacks is a discussion of competing considerations regarding the program or the necessity of the program and its costs as related to any net benefit to customers.”
|The Michigan Attorney General's statement :http://efile.mpsc.state.mi.us/efile/docs/17000/0408.pdf) reinforces the assertion that the only benefit of the “smart” grid is to utilities, not ratepayers. Utilities are gaming the system through their 8 to 10% guaranteed rate of return on so-called “capital investments”.|
|DFW IBEW Pres. FIRED for testifying about Meter Dangers. Bobby Reed, testified before Legslators on 10/9/2012 about the many meters he was forced change out due to melting !|
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CPS 'Smart' Meters grab the attention of Stan Mitchell, local consumer/taxpayer advocate. Stan has questions and he wants answers ! Click Here to view his letter to CPS President Beneby. Check back for CPS' response !
Click here for Stan's letter to CPS on their Windtricity Project, which he references in the above communication.
Silver Spring Networks 'greases' the local political wheel COSA BUSTED - Click Here:
"Ten educational institutions and organizations have been the recipient of more than $1 million in grants and contributions, including St. Mary’s University, UTSA, San Antonio Youth Literacy and First Robotics."
URGENT : Contact your Councilperson and the Mayor to demand immediate action to stop the installation of dangerous Radiation Pulsing Meters by CPS Energy. Mayor Ivy Taylor, is an ex-officio Member of the CPS Energy Board of Trustees and can have a tremendous impact on their actions.
Contact Sheryl Sculley, San Antonio City Manager
and demand that she remove all officers and employees of CPS Energy in the administrative service of the city that have deceived the Council and citizens about the safety of Radiation Pulsing Meters.
Demand an investigation into the CPS Meter "Opt-Out" Program that imposes fees and forced RF exposure to OMR Meters. Request an investigation into procedures followed by Chief Supervisor of Utilities, Ben Gorzell, in determining fees and procedures. Demand that she reprimand appropriately any employee not following all rules of the Texas Utilities Regulatory Act.
Write to Ms. Sculley, here :
|Physical Address||Mailing Address|
|City Hall 100 Military Plaza||P.O. Box 839966|
|San Antonio, TX 78205||San Antonio, TX 78283|
Information from the City Charter of San Antonio follows :
Sec. 3. Powers of city.
Par. 1. General powers.
The city may sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded in all courts, ... ordain and establish such acts and regulations and ordinances not inconsistent with the constitution and laws of this state and this Charter as shall be needed for the government, interest, welfare and good order of the city and the interest, welfare, health, morals, comfort, safety and convenience of its inhabitants; ... The city may acquire necessary property for sewer, sanitary, cemetery, waterworks, gas, electric light and power, and any other corporate purposes by purchase, condemnation or other means within or without the city limits, and may lease, convey and alienate the same. Except as prohibited by the constitution and laws of Texas or as restricted by this Charter, the city shall have all municipal powers, functions, rights, privileges and immunities of every name and nature whatsoever, now or hereafter granted by the constitution and laws of Texas, including without limitation the powers conferred expressly and permissively by laws passed pursuant to the Texas Home rule Amendment, as now or hereafter amended, all of which are hereby adopted. The council is expressly authorized to adopt any rule or regulation deemed necessary, advisable or convenient for the purpose of exercising any power expressly or permissively conferred by such act. The city shall have the powers conferred by the provisions of legislation passed by the State Legislature, as now or hereafter amended, which Act is hereby adopted.
Powers of the City Manager :
Sec. 46. .. Powers and duties
The city manager shall be responsible to the council for the proper administration of all affairs of the city and, subject to the civil service provisions of this Charter and except as otherwise provided herein, he shall have power and shall be required to:
(b.) Any municipally-owned public utility, including electric, gas and water systems, while such utility is operating under the terms of any indenture, mortgage or deed of trust providing for employment by other authority.
Par. 13. Other powers. The city shall have power to:
Mr. Ben Gorzell was named Chief Financial Officer in August 2010. As part of the Executive Leadership Team, he oversees the Departments of Finance, Information and Technology Services, Purchasing, and the Office of Customer Service/311.
In his current position, Mr. Gorzell also serves as the City’s Supervisor of Public Utilities, a position required by the City Charter. As Supervisor of Public Utilities, he is responsible for advising the City Manager and City Council on matters pertaining to the regulatory oversight over the City’s municipally-owned utilities, City Public Service Energy and the San Antonio Water System as well as other matters related to telecommunications, cable, and certain other utilities which utilize the City’s right-of-way.
Mr. Gorzell is a member of the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) and the National Association of Telecommunications Officers & Advisors (NATOA)
Limitations on Power of Electorate
Sec. 34. Power of initiative.
The electors shall have power to initiate any ordinance, except ordinances appropriating money, levying a tax, granting a franchise, or fixing public utility rates, and to adopt or reject the same at the polls; provided, however, that the foregoing limitations on initiated ordinances shall not apply to any ordinance initiated pursuant to the provisions of Article I, Section 3, Paragraph 12 of this Charter.
Sec. 35. Power of referendum.
The electors shall have power to approve or reject at the polls any ordinance passed by the council save one appropriating money, levying taxes, or fixing public utility rates, or any ordinance submitted by the council of its own initiative to a vote of the electors; provided, however, that the foregoing limitation on ordinances subject to a referendum shall not apply to any ordinances enacted pursuant to the provisions of Article I, Section 3, Paragraph 12 of this Charter.
|CPS Energy forcing Dangerous 'Collector' Meters on Condos in San Antonio|
In a meeting with the Les Chateux Condo Board, CPS Energy insisted that they will go forward with plans to install RF emitting 'collector meters' and scoffed at any possible danger to residents. However, please click on the video below of Jerry Flynn explaining why he believes the Mesh Grid Network and 'collector meters' (which have 3 constantly pulsing radio transmitters) are a serious health concern to the residents and decide for yourself. Bobbie Mueller video shows RF from household devices and highlights the already existing danger of RF with wi-fi devices. Shouldn't we be finding ways to lower RF exposure rather than allowing CPS to mandate we have more RF from their meters ?
CPS Energy spokesperson, Lisa Lewis stated .. "The American Cancer Society told us they can't be tied to any particular ailments or issues and we trust in that science .. " however, click here for full statement and admission more studies should be done and includes the following:
Many will argue that the CPS Board of Trustees is just another group of politically connected, handpicked, unelected, unaccountable people that "rubber stamp" policy decisions.
Additionally, many will argue that the CPS Board has made decisions "out of sight" and "under the darkness" of self-imposed rules of organization, which disallow citizens from speaking at their Board meetings that are not broadcast on PEG Programming (on the Government Channel).
We would like to think otherwise, but that would require a major shift in their direction. Please join with us to make this shift happen. Some actions that you could easily take include:
"SECTION 1252 - 'SMART'* METERING (* their terminology)
(C) Each electric utility subject to subparagraph (A) shall provide each customer requesting a time-based rate with a time-based meter capable of enabling the utility and customer to offer and receive such rate, respectively.
If the Board does not take these actions, we will need your help to engage City Council to remove the CPS Board of Trustees and replace these Members with people that are willing to investigate the deficiencies of the RPMs and the plight of homeowners that want to guard their health and privacy.
Mayor Ivy Taylor is an 'ex-officio' (by virtue of office or official position) Member of the Board. [Former Mayor Julian Castro was on the Board when CPS "bought into" this technology.] The Mayor serves on the Board and is paid approximately, $ 2500/yr. Be sure to contact the Mayor. Contact information for the Mayor can be found here.
Important information contained in the above contract follows:
Victories for Safe Meters
|2/3/2015 James Humphrey, Jr (Dallas) died in suspicious fire||3/30/2015 Stockton,CA 'smart surge' fries home wiring and appliances|
Did you know that Radio Frequency (RF) exposure, was classified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a Class '2B' carcinogen (Possible Carcinogen) ?
Please watch the above video and you will see a World Health Organization Scientist explain why he believes that exposure to RF should be upgraded to a more serious designation - that of Class 2A - PROBABLE Carcinogen.:
Did you know that electric utility companies all over the world, including CPS Energy of San Antonio, have been installing RPMs (Radiation Pulsing Meters) long after the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the danger of RF ?
Did you know that World Health Organization (WHO) Scientists now believe that RF should be reclassified as a '2A' Carcinogen (Probable Carcinogen), shouldn't this be a wake-up call to stop further installations ?
Did you know CPS Energy insists this program is going to save money ? CPS is spending $ 290 MILLION , on this program where safe analog meters are disposed of, even though across the country utilities are now being forced to allow analog meters to be installed ?
Did you know that the Home Manager@ Program advertised by CPS Energy as FREE, is actually a Federally funded program, apparently paid for by Federal taxes ?
We believe the WHO studies need to be part of the decision making by local officials and home and business owners when deciding whether or not to sign up for CPS Energy's Home Manager program, which requires transmitting antennas and/or a Radiation Pulsing Meter
We believe the WHO studies should have been provided to owners of Solar Panels that were forced to put an RPM (Radiation Pulsing Meters) on their homes.
And lastly, WHY the secrecy ?
Most of the initial 40,000 homeowners in the CPS pilot program were NOT warned that their safe analog meters were being replaced with the Radiation Pulsing Meters and these homeowners were NEVER told that the World Health Organization considers exposure to RF a Class 2B Carcinogen.
Jerry Day of FreedomTaker.com
explains how to replace an RPM (Radiation Pulsing Meter) with a safe Analog meter.
FreedomTaker is the best source of information on your rights to be safe from Radiation Pulsing Meters and surveillance from these devices.
'Smart' is the New DUMB
Video of Jerry Flynn explains why Radiation Pulsing Meters are DUMB :
Watch the Jerry Flynn Video explaining the Dangers of the Mesh Grid Network HERE
Read the Assessment of Radiofrequency Microwave Radiation Emissions from Smart Meters Sage Report Here
We are a local non partisan group of concerned citizens and organizations.
We enjoy modern technology and understand that some technologies include inherent risks.
We believe that NO technology should be allowed to pose a danger to others. An example would be Radiation Pulsing Meters that expose neighbors to "nuisance" radiation. Click here for videos about dangers to individuals with Pacemakers and heart arythmia.
Most importantly, we believe that ALL technology MUST be designed with safeguards. In most cases, this safeguard may simply be an OFF switch. CPS Energy's RPMs (Radiation Pulsing Meters) DO NOT have an OFF switch.
Please join with us as we work to get all local City Leaders (in Bexar County) to turn OFF this program of forced meters, for those of us that don't wish to be exposed to Radiation from these Radiation Pulsing Meters.