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Smart Meter Security Legislation

By August 13, 2011

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Old analog electric meter and new smart meter - before and after.

California wants to protect electricity customers from cyber theft and other security issues related to smart metering.

Draft legislation would promote cyber-security standards and data sharing policies. The bill would initially impact Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), Southern California Edison (SCE), and San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E), California's three largest public utilities.

Learn more about the pending legislation.

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Comments

August 13, 2011 at 4:12 pm
(1) RobertWilliams says:

MUST-SEE 4-minute youtube video on Smart meters:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=8JNFr_j6kdI

August 13, 2011 at 4:14 pm
(2) RobertWilliams says:

The Security Agreements allows and encourages customer’s private information to be shared with commercial organizations.

What kind of security is that?

August 27, 2011 at 4:00 pm
(3) Jeff says:

Smart meters have a lot to offer, but they open up a lot of risk for computer hacking and loss of privacy. Maybe we like the idea that we can work together with the power company to decide when to run the laundry or adjust the AC, to minimize brownouts or maximize use of less expensive or greener power. But first the systems have to be more secure than your typical PC, or people are going to be hacking in to to shut your power off remotely. And there needs to be serious thought given to privacy.

August 29, 2011 at 12:27 pm
(4) Mia Nony says:

The frequencies enabled by Smart Meters are illegal under internationally recognized EMF safety Code laws. The only legal Smart meter is one that is not installed and transmitting. Google Safety Code Six & read pages one to nine. These frequencies depolarize nerves and muscles responsible for all functions of the body. S/meters can kill.

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