Residents voice support for county officials resolution opposing opt-out fees on Smart Meters

On Monday, September 9, 2013, members from the public commended Oakland County officials at the Oakland County Board of Commissioners General Government Committee, for supporting Smart Meter resolution MR#13229 opposing the Michigan Public Service Commission’s (MPSC) fees an electric utility can place on customers who wish to opt-out of having a smart meter installed on their property. The resolution also opposes any future Advance Metering Infrastructure programs developed by electric utility … [Read more...]

Smart Meters – Should We All Opt-Out?

Michigan Stop Smart Meters is putting on a free public information program in the immediate wake of the decision by the Michigan Public Service Commission to allow DTE to charge people for “opting out” of having a “smart” meter.  We will discuss the pros and cons of accepting DTE’s new opt-out program and paying the new “opt-out” fees. This program will take place on Tuesday, June 18, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Rochester Hills Public Library located at 500 Olde Town Road in Rochester. The … [Read more...]

Saturday meeting on electric ‘smart’ meters

Editor's note: Due to the lack of response, this meeting has been canceled. A group of Rochester Hills residents working on a plan to remove DTE ‘smart’ meters from their homes will meet for the second time on Saturday, March 3 at 4 p.m. Attorney Greg Meihn, who led the first meeting, will again attend to guide the group through the process. To RSVP, email … [Read more...]

Residents call Thursday meeting on SMART meters

Residents concerned about the recent and controversial installation of DTE smart meters in the Rochester area are invited to a meeting set for Thursday, February 16 at 6:30 p.m. Attorney Greg Meihn will discuss whether DTE had authority to install the meters without permission of the homeowner, potential health risks of the meters, whether the meters can be removed, and DTE’s response to some communities' request to wait until further information was gathered on the safety of the meters. The … [Read more...]