How to remove the dumb meter


Dumb Meters are costing us money, privacy and our health and safety.  People are getting sick from exposure to the microwave pulses dumb meters transmit.  Experts are warning against them.

Many people have asked how to get rid of one, once it’s on their house. Some people took matters in their own hands, including Caitlyn Phillips.

Caitlyn Phillips, a Santa Cruz resident recently had an analog meter successfully restored by PG&E. Caitlyn complained in person to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). She told them how she was deceived, threatened, had anxiety and headaches from the new meter and had subsequently changed back to the analog meter herself. Within a week PG&E made the switch to their own analog.

“The CPUC announced at its last public meeting that PG&E would provide an analog meter to this customer and we have worked closely with the customer to address their concerns,” said PG&E’s Greg Snapper.

If you want a dumb meter removed and your requests to the utility have failed, you may need to purchase an analog (707) 472-2407, hire an electrician and restore the meter, then follow up by attending a CPUC meeting. Here’s another source for analog meters: http://www.hialeahmeter.com/siphwame.html  

The next CPUC meetings are scheduled for November 10, December 1 and December 15. Unless otherwise noted, meetings begin at 9 a.m. and are held in the CPUC Auditorium at 505 Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco. Arrive by 8:45 to sign up to speak to the Commission, or sign up online before the meeting.  You will be given between 1-3 minutes depending on how many people want to speak. Public comments start at the beginning of each meeting.  Request the return of the analog meter, do not accept the “radio off” meter.  Check the CPUC calendar for possible meeting changes.

For people outside of the bay area call the Public Advisor’s office at 866-849-8390 or 415-703-2074 and ask for accommodations to participate in the CPUC meeting by phone during public comments. Call at least three days prior to the meeting.

More on Caitlyn’s story from Stop Smart Meters!

Update: In the City of Glendale CA persistence pays off for a customer who was suffering heart palpitations and headaches after a “smart”meter was installed. Complaints to the local Glendale Water and Power Company brought relief as they restored the analog meter on her home.

6 thoughts on “How to remove the dumb meter”

  1. I say we form an association to protest the detestable, harmful Smart Meters and call ourselves Smart People Against Smart Meters, which abbreviates to SPASMs, describing ourselves aptly, I believe.

  2. THANK YOU FOR THIS INFORMATION. I’M PRINTING THIS AND HANDING
    TO MY DAUGHTER AND HER FAMILY TO READ AND TAKE ACTION TO RESTORE THEIR ANALOG METER.

    THEY ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND THE MEETING IN SAN FRANCISCO BUT CAN THEY STILL REQUEST THE RETURN OF THEIR ANALOG METER?

    THANK YOU.

    IG

  3. yes Ilene they can. For people outside of the bay area call the Public Advisor’s office at 866-849-8390 or 415-703-2074 and ask for accommodations to participate in the CPUC meeting by phone during public comments. Call at least three days prior to the meeting.

  4. Thank you for your excellent website and public service you provide!

    I have one question that came to mind: What do we need gov’t for if we have to waste our time to do their work (that we pay them for)?

    And then to accomplish what they should have done in the first place, we may have to go, on our own time and dime, to a commission meeting (for some to the tune of hundreds of miles away) to plead our case,

    to our employees, that are paid to be at this same meeting while they prop up the facade of watching over the utilities for us?

    Please advise if I haven’t defined what “totally absurd” means.

    What do we need them for? They are obsolete, incompetent in the least ( I had a PUC staffer try to tell me that RF wasn’t EMF!) and therefore need to be fired!

    Its not like this is all new and just happened in the last two months. PG&E rolled out the stupid meters at least a year ago. They had plenty of problems there and the PUC was hearing about it all along.

    We need to stop the charade and let them join the unemployment parade

    and perhaps they will get a job doing something truly productive!
    Plus we can get back to our pursuit of happiness!

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