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And it doesn't end well that -- woman arrested for protesting the installation of a Smart meter.
At her home the -- is recorded report energy use utility companies say they're more efficient but some homeowners homeowners.
Say they're worried about the health effects and call it invasion of privacy including my next guest Jennifer -- also arrested after she refused to let workers.
Install -- Jennifer.
Just tell us take us through the process what happened.
How did you and up I guess arrested.
Well IA was at a friend's home and my husband was home working and his that -- utility truck and pulled up and he called me and sat there near here.
-- and I think they're gonna try to install my -- out of -- right there at the time I was at a friend's house where CBS two Chicago was doing an interview.
Night friend and colleague -- and us who had been installed against her well her property if you just saw earlier in today.
They followed me to my home where my -- dollars there and discuss with them and told them that I was not permitting them to install.
They call the police the police came and dates such that they had the right to be apparent that they needed to install on it but I do not consent of insulation -- was -- or not I was choosing to.
Retain my analog -- on my property location.
-- -- let me let me ask you -- -- audience understands what what is your objection to installing.
The Smart meter.
There's five primary issues our organization Naperville Smart meter awareness has.
Opposed to the issue.
Her -- only -- you until you -- -- what what what -- issues privacy.
Property damages health.
And also cost effectiveness OK so tell me what what.
How would it invade your privacy just give us an example what will it give me give me away they would -- they would -- -- privacy.
The meters are digital.
-- -- only recording electric usage and they wires -- wirelessly transmit them and electric usage consumption data back to the utility multiple times throughout the day.
That date is.
Recorded and what the city has defined as fifteen minute increment information -- at the very least according to the congressional research service.
Service that has created a report which shows very clearly that that information can show when people are home and when they are not sure.
Sure that K conceived as an invasion of privacy don't 181.
The bad guys getting the information on when your what your patterns I can see -- -- about cost what if it saves you money.
Actually -- only way that anybody can really save money is by changing their personal behavior patterns -- this fight.
Choose to -- use my electricity last and I can actually conserve energy.
The city was sold and all you -- utility companies are trying to sell people of this we'll help them conserve energy by giving them more information so that they can.
I am trying to make choose whether or not they're going to use electricity -- the Carolina but allow me to read a statement we can't take that -- -- from electric and here's what they said they said.
Quote our utility has always had the legal authority.
To select equipment that fulfills the mission of providing electric service.
To its customers before -- let you go is there a -- a competitor that you couldn't sign up with if you don't use their their power.
So you're stuck at it's I mean at this so that the monopoly and paper route we are not allowed to try -- -- -- try to go to comment but.
They don't service gonna have to leave their Jennifer -- thank you very much.
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