Thursday, 24 July 2014

Advanced Metering Infrastructure and Profits.

Avoiding Smart Meter’s in Victoria

(A Manual of facts to help you)

The aim of this web page is to provide you with some little known facts to assist you in your fight to protect your health, privacy and democratic right to say ‘NO’. It has been compiled from personal experience and many hours of research.

Money and Advanced Metering Infrastructure program.

Who profits?
Nazis killed millions of people in gas chambers/death camps perfectly legal (because the laws of the Reich allowed it). After WWII, companies who supplied death camps with deadly Zyklon B gas got away it. Why should they be punished? They were only guilty of making a few bucks; it was never a crime for capitalists.

So electrical distributors in Victoria got brand-new Advanced Metering Infrastructure which dangerous for US, which is paid by US and it is LEGAL.
Even Nazi did not charge victims for cost of gas chambers and Zyklon B, it was government-funded.

The costs of the implementation of the AMI in Victoria have already blown out from $800 million to $2.8 billion

Also, we pay almost double the price and no one cares. I am sure it has nothing to do with corruption or kick-backs:

Landis + Gyr, the company that amassed about 56 per cent of the market in deals to supply the electricity distributors in Victoria with smart meters...
Landis + Gyr, to which Bayard then changed its name, ...managed to fetch high prices for its devices, perhaps the highest in the world...
According to eMeter Corporation, a meter data intelligence department of Siemens, the average cost of smart meters sold to utility companies in the US is $221, and in Europe $272. A spokesperson for the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) confirmed the Victorian distribution companies paid an average of $346 to their suppliers. Powercor paid the highest at $423.

Read more:

May the absence of attention from media may be explained by this?:
Success of Landis + Gyr has confirmed Cameron O'Reilly as one of the most savvy businessmen in Australia. The O'Reilly family had controlled regional media group APN.
Fairfax family would make about $203 million, through Marinya Holdings, and the Smorgon family's Escor Investments, $36 million.
Any benefits for consumers?

Of course we were told that Smart meters give consumers «a lot of benefits». So politicians and fat cats from corporations did not need to ask our opinion, we supposed to be extremely happy from their care anyway.

But South Australia confused about so-called benefits:
South Australian Council of Social Service director Ross Womersley said there was no guarantee the cost of installation to householders would be matched by savings.
SACOSS accepts that advanced metering offers a range of benefits, but is disappointed that the discussion paper does not provide any quantitative information in this regard,’’ he said.
SACOSS is concerned that the costs of implementation have the potential to overwhelm the value of these benefits for the consumers of most interest to SACOSS.
Asserting that a policy is ‘cost effective’ without demonstrating it to be so is not an approach that SACOSS prefers.’’
Also South Australian newspaper was able to disclosure THE BIGGEST SECRET of Victorian power industry – HOW MUCH SMART METERS COST TO US???
Mr Henley said a compulsory rollout in Victoria cost $1000 for each meter, but falling costs meant experts now estimated the price to be between $300 and $400.
I do not know if I got any single cent of «benefits» but definitely my power bills now include $1.32 per day ($480 per year!) «infrastructure cost»
 consumer groups say their benefits of the digital devices are murky.
Smart meters have been introduced in Victoria over the past several years, but it's been far from successful.
The mandatory roll-out has cost nearly three times more than anticipated, and electricity consumers are still questioning the benefits.
Something that does not surprise me:
These things are great for the distributors, they're great for the retailers, they're great for the generators, but I don't think they're so great for the consumer.


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