|Sent on:||Monday, March 26, 2012 1:32 PM|
City, State, Zip
March 24, 2012
Public Utilities Commission of Texas
P.O. Box 13326
RE: Petition for Initiation of Rulemaking Proceedings Regarding Smart Meters, Project Number 40199.
To Governor Perry, Chairman Nelson, and Commissioners of the PUC:
This letter is in response to the call for Comments on the Project 40199. I lend my full support the Formal Complaint submitted by Devvy Kidd and John Kidd filed on Feb. 23, 2012. Please follow their request to IMMEDIATELY halt the installation of Smart Meters in Texas, at least until the safety and privacy concerns are completely resolved. I think they provided significant documentation which should raise at least a shadow of a doubt in regards to the safety of the meter’s emissions of radiation of radio frequency and electromagnetic field energy that is suspect to affect biological health of persons and animals who might be in close proximity to the meters.
Along with many other Texans, I object to the meters on the basis that they are a terrible violation to my 4th Amendment Right to Privacy. There is no shortage on documentation that these devices collect data that is specific as to detail which type of electric devices I use and when, by recording LOAD SIGNATURES. I am shocked and disappointed that the PUC has allowed a meter with such invasive SURVEILLENCE capabilities!
I have not given the TDU or Electricity Provider any permission to collect such personal data, nor should any implied consent be acceptable in regards to such detailed personal information. My personal usage details (beyond total electricity used during a billing cycle), belongs to me, period!
I BELIEVE IN THE POWER TO CHOOSE, not simply when it comes to who my electric service provider is, but in being able to choose the TYPE of meter that is on my house, especially when it has so many inherent problems as the Landis Gyr meters that Oncor is using. I DO NOT want a Smart Meter installed at my home, or on any other homes near mine. I hereby revoke any previous “implied consent” considered by the Utilities to have authorized the installation of any so called ‘smart meter’.
I implore the PUC and Governor Perry to act immediately in the best interest of the people, and not bereckless in failing to protect the health, safety and privacy of Texans. Please grant a public hearing to allow the petitioners and other concerned citizens to present evidence and testimony