100 More Smart Meters Explode–in Capitola, CA This Time


The result of someone taking a baseball bat to their smart meters? Nope- another electrical surge causing a new kind of smart meter safety risk.

CAPITOLA, CA– Yesterday afternoon we received yet another report of exploding smart meters- this time in Capitola, CA:

“On 5.12, the Smart Meters blew off my house and about 100 neighbors, just like in Stockton.  I didn’t see any mention of the Smart Meters blowing up in Capitola on 5.12 on your website and feel like PG&E just brushed it under the rug.  My washing machine broke in the process and PG&E is not helpful at all.”

This follows a similar incident in Stockton, CA in March where meters blew off houses and many appliances were damaged after an electrical surge.

Utilities kindly correct us if we are mistaken, but this is not a phenomenon affecting glass and steel electromechanical analog meters.  It’s too bad that we have such corrupt “oversight” that has not only allowed utilities to deploy this untested, hazardous technology on nearly every building- in violation of numerous laws- but then destroy millions of safe meters making it harder for policymakers to order a recall (which of course must be done).

Sounds like a stitch-up and believe us- it is.

Capitola was one of 15 local governments in California to pass an ordinance banning the meters back in 2010 when we had just started our campaign.  If PG&E and the corrupt California Public Utilities Commission had respected local law in 2010/11, smart meters may not be exploding on people’s homes today.

If the Santa Cruz County Sheriff had protected public safety and enforced the law rather than protecting and escorting those who violated it. If the Sheriff had not arrested us for civilly disobeying and rightfully blocking what we knew then was an unsafe deployment, the exploding meters and chronic RF sickness that have become part of the California landscape in 2015 might have been avoided.

How many millions of unsafe meters are sitting on people’s homes right now, waiting for a surge that can instantly transform them into incendiary bombs or flying projectiles?

This morning, we called PG&E for comment (they always love to hear from us), and asked what the cause of the problem was, and asked for evidence of any similar incidents with analog meters. They said they would call us back. (they haven’t yet)

We also contacted the Capitola City Council as well as state legislators for the area, State Senator Bill Monning and Assemblymember Mark Stone and have demanded an independent statewide investigation into these incidents.

We will report here what their responses are, and any updates or more information that comes in.  If you were personally affected by this incident or know someone who was, we would like to hear from you.


If you are living in the area, please contact your elected officials and ask them to step in and protect the public’s safety.

State Senator Bill Monning (831) 425-0401

State Assemblymember Mark Stone (831) 425-1503

Capitola City Council (831) 475 7300

Capitola City Council Meets at 7pm Thursday May 28th at 420 Capitola Ave.  Speak up and encourage action!

Hundreds of thousands of smart meters have been recalled in Saskatchewan, Oregon, Florida, and Pennsylvania because of fire risk. People have died and homes have been destroyed.

One thing is for sure- the only thing the California Public Utilities Commission is protecting is corporate utility profits.

Update May 22nd 10am:  We have not heard back from either PG&E or state legislators. Nothing to see here folks.  Just 21st century utility dysfunction.  The cost of “progress” perhaps?

Update May 27th 9amStill no word from either PG&E or state legislators.  Since the facts are damning, they’d obviously prefer  to sweep their incompetence under the rug. Pathetic.

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16 Responses to 100 More Smart Meters Explode–in Capitola, CA This Time

  1. Pat Claerhout says:

    I hope they all blow up. These things are stupid and installed by sneaky stupid people. You are stuck on stupid and need to get the ‘func’ out of dysfunction..

    • SILK says:

      LOL! Pat, well said! Yes, the sheople need to wake up and remove their murder/spy weapon before it kills them. These meters are also used for mind control as they use ELF waves. Yes folks, they have that capability as they never disclose anything about them but the BS in selling it to us for corporate profit.

  2. Norm Hutton says:

    The time will come when analog meters will replace these so called smart meters.
    I would hope that these replacement anaolg meters would be manufactured in North America and not offshore

  3. Salal says:

    Here in British Columbia, Canada we finally relented and allowed BC Hydro to install a smart meter on our home. The utility’s extortion fee of thirty three dollars per month to retain our analog was outrageous. The day of the appointment we received a call saying the installers would be late. When they did arrive they apologized and said their morning had been taken up replacing defective smart meters. That didn’t fill me with optimism, especially knowing that Hydro never admits to anything. It’s always the customers fault. Since the advent of smart meters customer relations with BC Hydro can best be described as adversarial….and rightfully so.

    • ninetyninepct says:

      Don’t let BC Hydro attach the smart meter to your building. They can locate it somewhere else and then run the power lines from the meter to your house or business. EASY. This old practice of “having” to attach the meter to the wall of the house is just bull$hit. If it is absolutely impossible to locate the meter elsewhere (which I doubt as it can be a mile away), then you inform BC Hydro that you will charge them rent for using your building to mount their meter. Write them and advise BC Hydro that the rental rate is $60, which is double the amount they demand so you can keep your good reliable safe analog meter.

      Our meter is about 50 yds away in a separate little building in the Condo complex, mounted with the meters from most of the other units. The problem here is that if one meter goes they all will. I have my own generator to cover that problem. It could be interesting if there is a meter problem, as we have an account with BC hydro. This is a contract, and if their meter fails, they will be violating the contract. Maybe I can charge BC Hydro for using my generator to supply electricity that they are contracted to provide. PS: It will be an EXTREMELY valuable generator.

  4. Vod says:

    Try contacting the Santa Cruz Sentinel for a follow-up story. Remember these meters were made by GE when Obama got a nice donation from Imelt…

    • Having read most of the above, I think that you all need to wake up.
      Don’t you realize, that power is with the people and not the grid.
      We are the 95% of the population, and the ones who are trying to run or ruin our lives only less than 5%. So what’s cooking. What are we
      waiting for??????????????????
      No people, no money for the crooked. Wake up all of you. you have no
      idea what you can do together. Remember power is in numbers, so get
      with it.

  5. Michael E. Boyd says:

    Remember City of Capitola enacted their own Ordinance against Smart Meters by a 3 to 2 vote when I made PG&E prove they had a UL mark on their meter and the couldn’t to the Council? The deciding vote was from the council member who was an electrician.

  6. Petes Farm says:

    Last thing in the world You want is one of these damned instraments of evil on Your property-the “signal” fries everything within 2, TWO miles, so what is the compounded effect when 1000’s of meters go off as a form of soft kill-10 yrs how many Ppl will have cancer

  7. Very sorry to read this kind of news. Here in Quebec Province we are leading the same fight as you.

    Is there somebody could tell me which mark(brand) and models of meeters you have on your homes in Capitola?

  8. Jocelyne says:

    Anyone can tell us what type of meters burned? Were they Focus AXR-SD by Landis+Gyr? If not, what were they? Thank you.

  9. JohnnyBob says:

    My sympathies to the folks in Capitola CA.

    Ameren has been threatening to install smart meters here in Mt Vernon IL but without notifying people in advance. Hopefully we can get a 6-12 month delay via the ICC or Illinois Attorney General because they are violating the law thereby. Please visit my related webpage and leave a comment if possible. All support appreciated! Thanks.


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