Exploding smart meters are endangering householders and workers: claim | Herald Sun

ENERGY Safe Victoria is investigating claims that exploding smart meters are endangering householders and workers.

The watchdog says companies should review testing procedures after power surges amid revelations of seven recent malfunctions in Pascoe Vale.

Another smart meter was damaged in Noble Park in November.

Details emerged today when a whistleblower claimed there were serious safety concerns about meters blowing up, sparking calls for a rollout suspension.

Distributor Jemena’s managing director Paul Adams denied the claims, saying meters had failed and ‘flashed’ due to a high voltage injection, but did not explode.

ESV director Paul Fearon said all types of meters were potentially vulnerable to damage during power surges.

Pascoe Vale grandmother Brenda, 91, was standing inside her front door watching a worker reconnecting power on Tuesday when suddenly she heard a loud “bang and boom”.

“I thought ‘Oh my goodness’, he had his head blown off.

“I could see he got a bit of a shock – I was just happy that I was on the other side of the door.”

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One Response to Exploding smart meters are endangering householders and workers: claim | Herald Sun

  1. Richard Leschen says:

    Dear Readers,
    Paul Adams the C.E.O of Jemena and ESV Director Paul Fearon couldn’t lie straight in bed if they tried. I listened to Paul Adams on 3 AW some weeks ago on my computer and he told Lie after Lie after Lie. I also heard Paul Fearon on the TV News, he was just as bad. These two blokes are only interested in Protecting these Money Grubbing Electric Power Companies, and of course their own pockets. They don’t care a Brass Razoo about your Physical Health or Well being, for they are proving themselves to be Servants of SATAN ! All C.E.O.s of all the Victorian now Foreign Owned Electric Power Companies should be not only sacked but dragged into Court for the sheer misery they have caused and continue to cause to their Customers by telling LIES and saying that ……” It is the Law that every home owner and small business must allow a Smart Meter to be installed on their property. This is a LIE and they know it. Equally wicked are the DPI and the DPE and the Ombudsman’s Office of Victoria for perpetrating this LIE. I have phoned all of them and told them that they are PATHELOGICAL LIARS, and they did not deny it. Stand up to these Bully Boys, Lock your Electric Meter Boxes. Then post your Legal No Tresspass Signs on your front gate or fence and another on your Meter Box as I have done.
    I speak the TRUTH AS A CHRISTIAN SO CANNOT BE SUED FOR SPEAKING THE TRUTH !
    The Victorian Electrical Act 2000 Section 46 D and the Vitorian Gazette No. S200 dated 28th August 2007
    http://www.esc.vic.gov.au/NR/rdonlyres/E6147A24-3DD4-49DF-9CFD-9974E7D3487F/0/AMIOIC.pdf
    which states the following …………..

    Page 16. Clause 14 Remotely read interval meter rollout.
    14.1 Rollout period
    (a) Subject to clause 14.3, each distributor must use its best endeavours to install a

    remotely read interval meter (which is operational as a remotely read interval meter

    in accordance with the functionality, distributor performance levels and distributor

    service levels set out in a further Order in Council to be made under section 46D

    of the Act) for all of the metering installations for customers with annual electricity

    consumption of 160MWh or less for which it is the responsible person on the End

    Date by that date.

    (b) If a distributor has not installed a remotely read interval meter for all of the metering

    installations for customers with annual electricity consumption of 160MWh or less for

    which it is the responsible person by the End Date, then, for the purpose of considering

    whether the distributor has used its best endeavours to do so, the Commission must

    take into account:

    (i) the distributor’s actions in relation to the risk of failing to install the relevant

    meters, including whether the distributor has failed to take any action that could

    reasonably have been taken to mitigate that risk and whether the distributor has

    taken or omitted to take any action which has increased that risk;

    (ii) the distributor’s decisions and actions relevant to meeting the requirements of

    clause 14.1(a) in light of the information that was available to the distributor at

    the time those decisions and actions were taken; and

    (iii) any other factors the Commission considers relevant.

    14.2 Rollout schedule

    (a) By the commencement of each regulatory year set out in the schedule to this Order,

    each distributor must forecast the number of metering installations for customers with

    annual electricity consumption of 160MWh or less for which it will be the responsible

    person on the End Date, and provide this forecast to the Commission.

    (b) Subject to clause 14.3, each distributor must use its best endeavours to install, by the

    end of each regulatory year set out in the schedule, the number of remotely read interval

    meters (each of which is operated as a remotely read interval meter in accordance with

    the functionality, distributor performance levels and distributor service levels set out

    in a further Order in Council to be made under section 46D of the Act) specified to be

    installed by the end of each regulatory year in the schedule,. etc.

    ” Now this is very different from what Powercor and the rest of the other Electricity Power Companies have been telling me as well that the DPI and the Victorian Ombudsman’s Department etc that ” It is the Law that home owners and small business are legally obliged to allow a Smart Meter to be installed on their properties. ” Now this proves to me that these people are all LIARS ! And just as important is the fact that one can see, reading between the LINES that the Electric Power Companies Contractors or those Smart Meter Installer Men are under great pressure to get as many meters onto home and small business properties as possible in the shortest of time. This smacks to my mind of High Pressure Salesmanship with out any due care of responsibility for customers feelings as to whether people want a Smart Meter or not.

    This a most disgusting attitude to take towards any customer or customers now that I know and they the C.E.O’ s of these Electric Power Companies must know by now just how unpopular many of these Smart Meters are with a propensity to cause fires not only in customers’ Electric Meter Boxes but to also in many cases these Smart Meters are starting fires in customers’ electrical goods, and to the added fact that these meters are upsetting so many peoples health with their dangerous VHF Radio Transmitting Frequencies which are used to communicate with the high transmission receiving and broadcasting towers now so prevalant and still growing in profusion all over the Earth.

    This is the ammunition above which you all need to help fight off these Money-Grubbing Electric Power Companies

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