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Smart Meters Not Saving Energy, Reducing Emissions or Addressing Energy Waste

When it comes to energy consumption, you basically pay for what you use. When you have something plugged in, lights on, devices being used, heaters and heating.

Utilities supply the needs of their consumers and saving energy is important. Less waste of natural resources, less emissions. Smart Meters and wireless devices inside the building will monitor how much energy is consumed.

As Thermal Radiation Consultants, we document and image energy(all matter) above absolute zero(-273 deg. C & -460 deg. F). Here is an accurate example of energy use.

The building you will see here is tilt up construction of a major construction retailer. Heaters are on the roof, heat rises and thermostats are 5 feet off the floor. It is winter time and you should expect a uniformly insulated building, any differences require investigation. Hotter temperatures are bright in color.

The vertical bright areas are the weak insulation values between tilt up panels and heat loss costing money.

The bright dots around the edge of the roof are the ends of the roof truss transferring heat from inside the building. Heaters are on the roof and trying to heat the building from the top down. Heat rises and these energy systems for these buildings should be in the floor.

Ceiling fans can move heat around but the energy waste is real. Smart Meters aren’t going to catch and address the problem. People get billed extra 40% for the 2nd tier usage.

This building isn’t compliant with building codes but the style of building is popular and cheap when it doesn’t have to be. Heating in the floors, insulated and you have a winner.

Here is another building down the road from the construction retailer, same construction, heaters on the roof and they only insulated the showroom for appliance sales. That is the darker area in the thermal image.

Then a second tilt up building is put up beside the uninsulated building. Here is what they look like separate and side by side. These are FortisBC customers and smart meters are not addressing the energy waste but billing for the waste.

  • Tilt Up Construction, Heaters on Roof, Appliance Sales. Can you See Energy Use?
  • Tilt Up Construction, Heaters on Roof, Dark Area is Insulated. Smart Meters Not Addressing Energy Waste.
  • Can you see the heat loss and energy waste from the 2 buildings?
  • One building insulated the other isn't

Heaters on the roof, walls aren’t insulated except the showroom. The spot temperature on the dark area(insulated) is the temperature outside at that time. Notice the wall temperatures? What is the energy waste heating that mass of concrete, wasted resources, electricity. This building should have failed inspection, insurers are expecting duty cycles of equipment. Not this waste.

These buildings are in FortisBC area and their 2 tiered billing system is billing owners when the building should have failed inspections. Smart Meters will catch none of this energy waste, FortisBC is billing for it.

Wireless smart meters do not belong on buildings and should not be installed. The utility doesn’t have the authority or jurisdiction to bypass the municipalities. The can’t use smart meter frequencies on buildings or infrastructure. Buildings aren’t designed for it and would violate building codes as is. Blasting frequencies through walls induces currents and causes high speed vibrations billions of times per second. That equates into atomic and molecular earthquakes that will accelerate corrosion as well as compromise fire separations.

 

City of Penticton’s Moderated Public Forum on Smart Meter Safety in 2012 Included Professor Curtis Bennett

I was asked by Penticton citizens to speak at their city council agenda to substantiate the RF EMF danger because of my electrical, building engineering and thermal radiation qualifications.

I am also Adjunct Faculty for continuing medical education where doctors, nurses, etc get education credits they require for ongoing medical licensing. The dangers of the RF EMFs as applied has now been lectured for CME credits and applicable in North America.

From there, Kevin Proteau as citizen’s spokesperson asked for a public forum to educate the public.

The City of Penticton, British Columbia agreed to hold a moderated public forum on wireless meter safety. City of Penticton management sat at one table with Itron representing the meter program being safe. Concerned citizen’s representatives sat at the other table with the moderator in between. The City of Penticton had a live audio feed and did video the event. Unfortunately the video quality wasn’t very good and thanks to citizen’s taping the forum, unedited versions of the forum are here for you to see. Special thanks to Dan Bianco for his hours of work putting the information together.

I didn’t attend the meeting just to present information on the dangers of the frequencies. I was there in my professional capacity to see the science as represented by Itron, City of Penticton, citizen’s concerns and how they were represented. Watch all 4 parts of the videos, they represent the science, the sales and public questions after both sides presented.

PART 1: City of Penticton & Itron on Meter Safety

PART 2: Brian Thiesen from Kamloops on the human body and the financial interests pushing Smart Meters

Part 3, Curtis Bennett is a government certified provincial and national electrical professional, a building engineering professional, thermal radiation consultant and lectures the dangers of RF EMFs in medical education for CE Credits required for ongoing medical licensing. Expert witness was provided by Curtis at the request of Canadian Parliament’s Standing Committee on Health where the mechanism linking frequencies to adverse health effects was reported.

Part 4, Questions & Answers From Public

Our expectations at the open forum were for the city and Itron to technically qualify the safety of wireless smart meters. That didn’t happen.