Glenview (Sunshine Coast) Smart Meters Information Meeting, 2 August, 7:00 pm

Community Information and Awareness Meeting on Smart Meters
All invited – Free entry 
7 pm Wednesday 2nd August
Glenview State School

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7 Responses to Glenview (Sunshine Coast) Smart Meters Information Meeting, 2 August, 7:00 pm

  1. PW says:

    STEPS TO TAKE TO AVOID THE COMING SMART METER ROLL-OUT:
    OK. So after MUCH research, many phone calls etc, I have a lot of information to share to help people with this. Below I will detail a campaign that I have done a letterbox-drop for my local neighbourhood. The letter is pasted below, which I printed out, together with:
    – A slightly amended copy of the letters that are available on this site for download. One was to the CEO (John Cleland) of NSW’s ‘Essential Energy’, making the sender’s opt-out wishes known and informing him of legal ramifications if a smart meter is fitted to their meter box. NOTE: If you’re in QLD, you’d need to instead do the same for ‘Energex’ (instead of Essential Energy). Energex’s CEO’s name is Phil Garling.
    – The 2nd (amended) version of this letter was for my neighbour’s energy retailer (Origin, Energex etc etc – whoever bills them). I left the space blank for them to fill out their retailer’s details, their meter’s NIM # and their account #.
    – A copy of the ‘Smart meter fact sheet’ available on this site for download.
    – A printed copy of the ‘Do not instal’ sign for their meter box. For my immediate neighbours, I laminated this, to help the odds that they will use it!

    Below is the letter that I sent to my neighbours, in an envelope with the above. PLEASE DO feel free to copy, amend and print and share this to do your own letterbox drop in your street! PLEASE do share it on social media too, as I’m not on social media. At least let people know that this is coming with a simple post – their mainstream media hasn’t whispered a word of it to inform them!

    ALSO – print and deliver to your kid’s schools – this is very important that your local schools protect the kids by locking their meter box (offer to do it for them if they’re not handy), as other countries continue to ban smart meters and WiFi in schools, while Australia, inexplicably, aggressively follows Agenda 2030 protocol to roll these carcinogenic meters out. I hope this info pack helps you all…

    URGENT NOTICE TO ‘X’ ST RESIDENTS
    (AS WELL AS SURROUNDING STREETS):

    Dear Neighbour,
    Electricity providers all across Australia will attempt an installation of a ‘Smart’ Meter in our homes & schools starting as soon as December 4th, 2017. As was proven in Victoria’s disastrous and nefarious smart-meter roll-out, this meter will increase your energy bills, surveil your usage habits, sell that information to third parties, limit your supply and most importantly, emit pulsed electromagnetic and microwave radiation 24 hours a day, damaging your health.
    For children, this EMF radiation is proven to be particularly damaging to their development. For adults, over 5,000 published scientific studies have proven serious, harmful effects. Once this meter is installed, it’s been stated that consumers have no right of refusal, it will be fitted even if you aren’t home and consumer requests to have it removed will be refused – as a matter of stated policy. There is good reason that this roll-out across 5 Australian states has not been covered by mainstream media…

    IMPORTANTLY, you can opt-out of the meter installation – but you must do so in advance – prior to December 1st, 2017. State governments were signatory to the National Energy Customer Framework, which made quiet mention that energy customers have the right to opt-out of this meter DOWNgrade as a result of the overwhelming negative health effects experienced in Victoria, the USA and Europe.

    IMMEDIATE STEPS FOR ‘X’ STREET RESIDENTS TO TAKE TO PROTECT THEMSELVES:
    – If your retailer is Origin Energy, they allow you to easily opt-out online here: https://www.originenergy.com.au/advanced-meter-optout.html#/start0
    – Call Energex (if this is who bills you) as stated above on 13 12 53 to opt-out of the scheduled installation. State the below:
    – You require emailed confirmation that your opt-out request has been received.
    – Any non-compliance with your rightful wishes will be referred to the State Energy & Water Ombudsman (EWON).

    – I have printed and enclosed a ready-made notice for you to laminate and attach to your locked meter box, stating that a smart meter must NOT be installed on your home. Photograph the sign once in place, as proof of placement. Additional signs may be printed and laminated from here: stopsmartmeters.com.au
    – I’ve printed a copy of a letter for you to simply fill in two details and post to (Essential Energy NSW), to make your wishes known. Scan/photocopy/photograph this before posting it (by registered mail), so you have a record of it.
    – I’ve also printed a copy of a letter for you to send to your electricity retailer. Your energy retailer’s name and details are on your electricity bill, as is your meter’s NMI #.

    WHAT ELSE TO DO, TO BE SURE OF YOUR SAFETY:
    – MOST IMPORTANTLY, fix a lock to your meter box, as most installations have been done when people aren’t home – even if they have stated they don’t want a smart meter. The energy corporation owns the meter itself, but YOU own the box that the meter is housed in, so you have the right to lock it. Installers won’t force a locked meter box open because this would be criminal damage. If you don’t have a lockable box for your meter, build a simple one to protect your rights. Just make sure you leave a small window for the meter-reader to still be able to read the existing meter’s screen. Skip this ‘window’ step for a few weeks if necessary – just make sure you get the meter box locked-up immediately.
    If you need help with this: https://stopsmartmeters.com.au/actions-you-can-take/locked-meter-box/
    – What do to if your home already has a smart meter installed: You need to call a Level 2 electrician and ask him to source a ‘basic’ meter to replace your smart meter. If you have solar feeding in, ask him to instead source a ‘Net’ meter for you. From December 4th, Level 2 electrician’s won’t have the authority to do this swap and you’ll instead need to go through your electricity retailer, stating that you require this due to an electromagnetic hypersensitivity. They will make this hard for you to achieve, so book a Level 2 Electrician to take care of this for you asap. If you’re reading this and the deadline has already lapsed, rumour has it that the roll-out won’t be immediate, so it’s still worth calling and trying to book someone. If you’re in the Northern NSW/Southern QLD area, call Peder from Elford’s Electrical on 02 6672 2090 for this (NOTE: I’m simply recommending Peder. I have no affiliation with him or his business).

    What to be aware of to protect yourself from known power company tactics:

    – Australian power companies have been stating that it’s a government mandate that they instal your new meter. Tenants and owners have been threatened with large fines and having their power cut-off for not complying. This is not only misleading – it’s illegal disinformation. The ‘mandate’ turned out to be nothing more than a request by the government for the power companies to use their ‘best endeavours’ to instal the new meters. There is NO mandate, no law and no obligation for you as an owner or tenant to accept the installation of a smart meter, as stated in the National Energy Customer Framework.
    – You can learn plenty more about this technology, your rights and how to protect yourself from it at http://www.stopsmartmeters.com.au
    – Note that smart meters are also referred to as ‘advanced’ meters.  In some cases, wireless-enabled smart meters are also being deceptively called ‘digital’ meters; however, the functionality of these particular ‘digital’ meters goes beyond being simply digital as the meters also feature remote communications.
    – GREAT article here: https://stopsmartmeters.com.au/2017/11/10/residents-of-nsw-qld-sa-tas-and-act-its-time-to-say-no/

    As neighbours, we are only as strong as the next. The radiation emission range from neighbouring smart meters effects us all. Let us learn from the disastrous smart meter experience in Victoria, the USA and Canada (among others) and question why Australia is aggressively pursuing their installation, when the USA, Canada and Europe are rolling them back as a result of proven negative health impacts. Ask your neighbours (and your children’s schools) to also make the commitment to lock their meter box.
    I urge you to learn more at the above website and do your own research – but please do so as a matter of priority, as our beautiful street is scheduled for the implementation of this violation starting as soon as December 4th 2017.
    I’ve put this together to make it as easy as possible for you to act to protect your family. I’ve sent these letters to just some houses on our street, so please do feel free to photocopy this material and share it! Talk to your neighbours – across the road and over the fence and let’s take our power back as a community who have the right to protect our families, enjoy our health and our civil liberties. 🙂

  2. Robyn Taylor says:

    Can we legally stop them from putting the meters in ?

    • Carissa says:

      Robyn, lock your meter box securely. That is one legal right that you have. And it will stop them putting the meters in big time. Then you need to make sure that they don’t talk you into unlocking the box. Persuasive lies are their tools of the trade. The locks work big time.

      If you want to show that you are doing the right thing, cut a window out in the door of the box and make a perspex window just enough to allow the meter to be visually read. And then write to your power company and inform them that you don’t consent to the installation of their apparatus/device. But beware the persuasive lies that they will use all to get you to do one thing and that is to open the box/remove the lock. That is the one thing you must never do.

    • Sandra says:

      Hi Robyn
      I have been advised that AGL started installing smart meters on Glenview road, Glenview, QLD this week. Their website states you can opt out by calling 1300 669 245. I would also send ‘opt out’ letters by registered post to AGL, Energex and your electricity supplier (e.g. Origin). Some templates are on this website and can also be found here:
      http://www.detoxonline.com.au/qld-nsw-and-sa-prepares-to-lock-up-meters-against-smart-meter-rollout/

      AGL does not tell you that you have to actively say no in the legal form of a notice letter sent to both AGL the retailer and Energex the distributor. You also have to clearly display this Notice letter near the securely locked meter box.

      • Tory says:

        I went to the meeting at Glenview and was very concerned by what I saw and heard. I had never heard of smart meters before this. I have asked quite a few neighbours and friends etc and they were in the same boat as I. Unfortunately when we got solar long time back they told us that we had to upgrade from our analogue to digital, they still come and read it so am assuming that it is not fully functional as yet. I have read and been told that the legislation in QLD for these smart meters and the turning on of wireless part will be decided in December by the Government,. Even now the only voices and concerns I find about smart meters is on these sites and not out there in the larger community where the vast majority of people can see and read, Why?? what is going on. I am not into conspiracy theories just the truth of these smart metres would be appreciated. Thanks Tory

        • Gianno says:

          Tory
          try to find out whether the communications module is already installed in your meter. If it is a separate module that has yet to be installed then I would if I were you just padlock your meter box securely WITHOUT telling anyone before you do it. Otherwise power company will try to talk you out of doing what you are entitled to do.Maybe just lock it anyway. Won’t help if the module is already in or part of the meter but if not then you’ll prevent harmful transmissions from beginning

  3. obviousbob says:

     I live in a Housing Commission bunch of units in Geelong, Victoria, and protested, some years ago, when Powercor said they were going to install Smart Meters. Powercor sent two top brass to see me and the other protestor (16 units here) and, when the time came, I told the installer I had said I did not want one. He told me it was “mandated”, to which I said rubbish, but did not protest any further.A year or two later, an electrician came to do some work, and told me that he had gone to where the meters were and that I did not have Smart Meters; I was much surprised, but happy. There are three meters for every unit; so there are 18 of them on the other side of the bedroom wall of the two end tenants where the meter boxes are.That is some amount of radiation, and not good at all, however, I have not heard of either of the tenants becoming ill, but also have not directly asked. Perhaps I will make a point of it? Best regards Gaz

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