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Illinois Electricity Customers Forced
to Get ´Smart Meters´ or Pay Fine

Weekly Standard, by Michael Warren

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 2/13/2014 5:06:27 PM

In the early days of the Obama administration, “smart power” was all the rage—and not just on the foreign policy scene. In April 2009, National Public Radio reported how one Allentown, Pennsylvania, mother was saving more than a hundred dollars each month on her electric bill. Tammy Yeakel’s power company, PPL Energy, had helpfully installed a “smart meter” on her home that could monitor her power usage in real time. The meter uploaded that information to PPL’s website, so she could identify peak usage times during the day. “I love this site,” Yeakel told NPR. “I called PPL and said, ‘Did

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I hate those "smart meters" and want no part of them. Once again it gives the government way too much control over you. These evil people just never rest.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: lakerman1, 2/13/2014 5:17:43 PM     (No. 9731392)

The name Yeakel rings a bell. Lynne Yeakel, from Philadelphia Pa ran against Arlen Specter not long after Clarence Thomas was abused by Dead Ted Kennedy and the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Ms. Yeakel, even though she was dumber than dirt, almost beat Arlen.

So Bill Clinton appointed Dumb Yeakel regional director of HHS.
Is the delireously happy meter maid Yeakel a relative??

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Videodrone, 2/13/2014 6:10:17 PM     (No. 9731462)

At least they have a "choice" here in CA it was mandated

right now in most of CA if you want to replace a window, repair siding - almost any minor project you are now required to get a permit, with the permit comes an inspection to see if your toilet and shower heads are in compliance - CA tried to get mandatory remote controlled thermostats in a few years ago - this is just the next step

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Hammock, 2/13/2014 8:07:52 PM     (No. 9731578)

#2, perhaps you are in a part of CA where these things are true, but not where I live.

My utility was forced to offer the analog meter at a certain price - less than in this article. I´m not pleased with the deal, but after hearing from my neighbors, I´m still coming out ahead even with the extra payment.

I read somewhere that the new meters read on the apex per time unit, where the old analogs read on the average. That would explain much of why the rates go up.

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