We did it!
The Smart Meter Safety Coalition sends out a huge, heartfelt thank you to everyone who helped win this landmark fight for opt-outs.
The Maine Public Utilities Commission has officially ruled in our favor, rejecting Central Maine Power’s arguments and giving each customer the right to choose whether a wireless smart meter is worth the risks to health, safety, privacy and security.
CMP will be contacting customers about various opt-out options and costs associated with each option. Our favorite is the “existing meter” option, for $40 up front and $12 per month. While we do not believe that anyone should have to pay to maintain their health, safeguard their privacy, prevent overcharging or protect their electronics from malfunctioning, the reality is that without this charge, everyone would be forced to have these devices, which are causing headaches, nausea, insomnia, heart palpitations, skyrocketing electric bills, broken appliances and electronic interference with pacemakers, security systems and Wifi.
Trying to decide whether to opt out?
The article below is a must read. Find out everything you won’t learn in CMP’s promotional materials, including why you’ll be forced to buy all new appliances if you want to take full advantage of your smart meter.
Wireless Smart Meters: Setting the Record Straight
About Health, Safety, Security and Privacy
A former New York Times science/medical writer tells you everything you need to know in order to make an informed decision about whether to let CMP install a wireless meter on your home.
Read the article, “The Problems with Smart Grids,” by B. Blake Levitt and Chellis Glendinning.
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