PA lawmaker Smart Meter Opt Out Petition

DIRECTIONS TO SEND IN YOUR COMMENTS ON SMART METER OPT OUTS TO KEY PENNSYLVANIA DECISION MAKERS. (* See NOTE regarding hyperlinks, for non-techies below).

1. Enter your email address in the box below, and click “SUBMIT”. (We will not share your email address with anyone.)

2. This will automatically send you a total of three emails which have listed the email addresses of all the PA Senators and members of the House of Representatives, plus the PA Governor and other key officials. It is very important that you send your completed petition as an attachment to each of these three emails inorder to reach all the Pennsylvania Senators and Representatives.

3. You will automatically receive one copy of the PA Smart Meter Opt Out Petition to be personalized.

4. Please download the Petition ONCE. If it appears as a Protected Document on your computer, you will have to hit “Enable Editing” at the top of the Petition.

5. Save the Petition to your computer as a new document, and name it, so you can find it again.

6. Fill out the Petition where the type is in red. Replace the info in red with yours. Include your experience with EMFs and say why it's important to protect vulnerable Pennsylvanians from the biological hazards of smart meters on their homes. You needn't spend a lot of time on this, but it's important that you submit.

7. Please click “reply all” to each of the three emails sent from EHS.group33@gmail.com and fill in the SUBJECT LINE (sometimes called Re:).

8. BCC yourself to make sure your emails have been received.

9. Attach one copy of your filled out Petition to each of the three emails.

10. Hit “send” for each of the three emails. This will send the Petition with your comments automatically to all members of the PA General Assembly (House and Senate) and other key state decision makers at once, with a copy to the EHS website host for compiling purposes, and to yourself.

(*NOTE FOR NON TECHIES regarding hyperlinks: For the non techie folks, if any hyperlink in the PA Smart Meter Opt Out Petition does not work for you, please press “CONTROL” (key labeled Ctrl on your keyboard) at the same time you click on the hyperlink. It will work then for you.)




Pennsylvania Smart Meter
Opt Out Petition





PETITION FORM TEMPORARILY OFF THE WEBSITE DUE TO ELECTIONS AND COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS



You may click here to see examples of petitions that were sent in.




50 State Smart Meter Opt Out Chart

1 States with Smart Meter Opt Outs 2 3 4 5

Disclaimer

This state smart meter opt-out chart is up to date as of August 1, 2018, using information that is publicly available on the internet.

Background:

1. Smart meter opt outs take three general forms:
a. State legislation mandating smart meter opt outs.
b. State public utility commission regulations mandating smart meter opt outs.
c. State public utility commission orders approving opt outs and opt out tariffs for different utilities in their smart meter filings.

2. For several states that are new to smart meter deployment, we were unable to find state mandates, public utility regulations or tariffs regarding opt out filings, so we left those states blank, because we could find no references to smart meter opt out or to mandatory smart meter deployment for residential households.

3. If we were able to find at least one utility in the state which permits smart meter opt outs, we listed that state as a “YES”, because obviously, there is at least the possibility of opting out of smart meter deployment in that state.

4. All cited authorities in this chart are compiled and available in full format following this link: https://www.ehs.group/



Additional links

Hawaii YES 8/29/2017 Maui Hawaiian Electric proposes opt in only https://www.mauielectric.com/Documents/about_us/investing_in_the_future/final_august_2017_grid_modernization_strategy.pdf

Minnesota YES as of August 2018 Connexus Energy Opt out form https://www.connexusenergy.com/account-services/meter-upgrade/ami-opt-out

Pennsylvania NO 5/3/2018 PUC final decision C-2015-2474602
6/14/2018 PUC final decision C-2015-2475355 https://www.ehs.group/PDF/Pennsylvania/Pennsylvania-PDF-list.php

Tennessee YES August 2012 Cleveland Utilities offers opt outs: http://www.clevelandutilities.com/board_minutes/2015/Board%20Minutes%2012-3-15.pdf

Virginia YES 5/14/2013 "Dominion Energy smart meter opt outs: Dominion Energy website under “Location: Virginia” https://www.dominionenergy.com/about-us/electric-projects/smart-meters/smart-meter-faqs

West Virginia YES 5/14/2013 "Dominion Energy smart meter opt outs: Dominion Energy website under “Location: West Virginia” https://www.dominionenergy.com/about-us/electric-projects/smart-meters/smart-meter-faqs

Link to PUC Organizational Chart: http://www.puc.pa.gov/general/pdf/PUC_Org_Chart.pdf
Link to website of Andrew A. Marino, PhD: https://andrewamarino.com/default.html
Consumer Complaint Procedures Guide: Booklet.pdf



Authorities cited in State Opt Out Chart