Sofia Telemzouguer, a Melbourne woman whose details have been widely reported in mainstream media and on this site, has had her power reconnected after living 155 days without electricity.
The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) ordered Ms Telemzouguer’s power distributor, United Energy, to reconnect her power as an Interim Order prior to proceeding to a full hearing in March 2015. Ms Telemzouguer filed her application through VCAT’s Human Rights Division.
Because of Ms Telemzouguer’s sensitivity to electromagnetic radiation, VCAT also ordered United Energy to remove the radio frequency chip from the ‘smart’ meter so it operates like a normal digital meter, that is, a manually read meter that does not emit continuous bursts of radiation.
Stop Smart Meters Australia commends VCAT for directing United Energy to reconnect Ms Telemzouguer’s power via a non-wireless digital meter.