Sample Letters to Utility

These sample letters are provided as informational resources only. Note that whether or not your utility has a formal opt out policy you still have the legal right to have a smart meter removed from your residence.


If you have an analog meter on your home and want to defend it:

Your name>
<Your address>
<Your acct. #>

<Date>

<Utility CEO/ General Mgr.>
<Utility Name>
<Address>

***SENT CERTIFIED US MAIL RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED***

Dear <Name of CEO/ General Mgr.>,

Notice of non consent to installation of any electronic or wireless metering device

<your name(s)>____________ hereby prohibit(s) any electronic or wireless metering device (hereafter referred to as a “smart meter”) from being installed in or around our residence at <street address>. This letter acts as formal notice, and any liability for damage or harm resulting from these conditions being violated, rests with the recipient of this letter, the meter manufacturers and any subcontractors involved in meter production, installation, or operation.

Homeowners have the ultimate authority to decide what technology is installed in their homes – not utilities whose government-protected monopoly prevents residents from choosing a competing utility provider.

• Smart meters are surveillance devices and violate our 4th Amendment right to privacy in our home guaranteed under the United States Constitution. All portions of the political spectrum agree it’s about individual freedom of choice and residents’ basic property rights.

• Smart meters are a fire hazard, and such devices have been responsible for thousands of fires, explosions, and other serious safety problems.

• Smart meters have caused documented health problems. The bursts of RF radiation emitted by their antennas is considered by the World Health Organization to be a Class 2B carcinogen.

• Smart meters typically overcharge and inaccurately represent usage, when compared with reliable, accurate analog meters.

• ”Smart meters” and the “smart grid” risk national security and reliability of the electricity supply by opening a new portal to hackers and others who wish to disrupt these services. This is a major cyber-security problem created by “smart meters”.

For these reasons (but not necessarily limited to these reasons) we require only analog, electromechanical meters without electronic components be used in connection with this account. We will happily self-read the analog meter and accurately track the usage billing for energy consumption on our property, making available the meters for reading confirmation with reasonable notice.

Sincerely,

<your signature>


If you have a “smart meter” on your home and decide to have it removed:

Your name>
<Your address>
<Your acct. #>

<Date>

<Utility CEO/ General Mgr.>
<Utility Name>
<Address>

***SENT CERTIFIED US MAIL RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED***

Dear <Name of CEO/ General Mgr.>,

Notice of demand to remove electronic or wireless metering device

<your name(s)>____________ hereby demands that any electronic or wireless metering device (hereafter referred to as a “smart meter”) be removed from in or around our residence at <street address>. This letter acts as formal notice, and any liability for damage or harm resulting from these conditions being refused, rests with the recipient of this letter, the meter manufacturers and any subcontractors involved in meter production, installation, or operation.

Homeowners have the ultimate authority to decide what technology is installed in their homes – not utilities whose government-protected monopoly prevents residents from choosing a competing utility provider.

• Smart meters are surveillance devices and violate our 4th Amendment right to privacy in our home guaranteed under the United States Constitution. All portions of the political spectrum agree it’s about individual freedom of choice and residents’ basic property rights.

• Smart meters are a fire hazard, and such devices have been responsible for thousands of fires, explosions, and other serious safety problems.

• Smart meters have caused documented health problems. The bursts of RF radiation emitted by their antennas is considered by the World Health Organization to be a Class 2B carcinogen.

• Smart meters typically overcharge and inaccurately represent usage, when compared with reliable, accurate analog meters.

• ”Smart meters” and the “smart grid” risk national security and reliability of the electricity supply by opening a new portal to hackers and others who wish to disrupt these services. This is a major cyber-security problem created by “smart meters”.

For these reasons (but not necessarily limited to these reasons) we require only analog, electromechanical meters without electronic components be used in connection with this account. We will happily self-read the analog meter and accurately track the usage billing for energy consumption on our property, making available the meters for reading confirmation with reasonable notice.

Sincerely,

<your signature>

22 Responses to Sample Letters to Utility

  1. Bobbie Mueller says:

    Thanks you for providing the tools for combating installation of smart meters. I think it’s a travesty that utility companies, namely City Public Service in San Antonio, is stomping on our rights as free Americans.

    • Gabriel says:

      I’m also in San Antonio. Just recently they came by and installed a smart gas meter. My analog meter is still there and locked up. Has CPS attempted to install one to your home. If so, how did it work out?

      • Eric says:

        Going round and round with CPS. No broadcast devices installed on property. NO CPS “opt Out” “Smart Meter Xchange Program”, they are pushing for getting us to sign contract. How did your fight turn out?

  2. Joan of Arc says:

    PECO in PA is trying to bully everyone into changing to a smart meter, all the the public Ultility Commision madate it no until 2023. Virtually nothing they say about it when you call cutomer service is in writing , except when they threaten to terminate service because no not allowing access to their equipment! WTH!

  3. Joan of Arc says:

    PECO in PA is trying to bully everyone into changing to a smart meter by the end of 2014. All the the Public Utility Commision mandates is that all PA residences need to have one but not until 2023. For me that is ok because it’s enough time to get a new law to reverse the 2008 mandate installation for every residence in PA and time for more research detailing the health consequences of RF radiation. Virtually nothing PECO says about the meter when you call cutomer service is in writing. They only thing you get in writing is a threat to terminate service because of not allowing access to their equipment! I need to get off this GRID, stat!

  4. Mike Wagenblast says:

    I have a Landis & GYR / Itron Meter on my residence.
    I was informed (by a PUD engineer) that this is a T.W.A.C.S. model by Aclara.
    Please help me in finding out weather or not this meter is safe by any means.
    I recently watched the video Take Back Your Power and I am looking for information on the meter on my home.
    Thank you.
    Best Regards,
    Mike

  5. JohnnyBob says:

    This is just starting to happen in our rural community Mt Vernon IL 62864. The power company (Ameren) gave us no prior warning except a vanilla postcard which mentioned no details nor hints. They were trying to sneak it past us. Dumb farmers are easy, I guess they thought. They’re in for a surprise… 🙂

  6. James R. Carter, Sr. says:

    Wood County Electric Cooperative is forcing SmartMeters on us here in Far East Texas. I’m electromagnetic sensitive. I complained. Got a Nasty letter telling me that I had to pay them $250.00 before 29 September 2017 to pay for 2 Analog meters for my rural home. 1 for my residence and 1 for the water well. Plus they are going to charge me $25.00 per month to read the meter.
    I don’t even have WiFi, Cable TV or satellite internet because of my sensitivity to all things electromagnetic!
    My wife and I are living on “fixed income” and they’ve blindsided us by Demanding this $250 before the 29th! I’m disabled, 67. Wife’s 77. We are furious.
    Neither of us trust the corporation that calls itself a “Cooperative.”!

    • Randy Walters says:

      how areyou making out with the meter situation? They put one on my home and I want it off now, This is so sickening, please let me know if you have any advice, im calling the electric company to have them remove this, if i cant get analog thrn i dont want any, i had locked my box but received threats of them shutting off my power, we left 3 hours one day, i unlocked it n put a sign stating if it comes to losing my power put the meter on , i wish i would not have done that, i think they knew i wasn’t home, maybe im jumping the gun there though, just seemed a little suspicious, i feel awful lately , having skin problems ringing in my ears, my wifes and step son also and our dog seems to be acting very strange since then, i too am on a fixed income and have enough health issues, i feel i not protecting my family, have you ever heard of “agenda 21” ? if so i suggest You look into it because it is happening now, I apologize for making this so long,, just stressed out and very concerned,, Take care and good luck with these evil people,,

  7. Starla Sampson says:

    Hello! We bought our home 3 years ago and didn’t realize that it had a smart reader on the home. I want to send them this letter but have no idea if they had consent from the previous owners. Is there a way to write this a little differently and get the same results?

  8. Doree Anglemyer says:

    I’ve been blessed avoiding this so far, but I just received a notice to expect a letter shortly about installation on my home. The problem is, I’m in Pennsylvania, and I am bankrupt due to mystery illnesses that doctors are ‘intentionally’ clueless about and according to Pennsylvania law, there is ‘no’ opt out option. Does anyone have any idea as to what to do besides filing a complaint with the PUC?? Clearly our government is now so powerful the utility companies don’t have to listen to the people!!

  9. Stephanie Bridge says:

    I have emailed the president, vice president and many other big names within Florida Duke Energy about the digital meter on our home. I told them that I would like to legally opt out and I do not give consent for them to have this on my home.

    I let them know that I do not have any problem paying the opt out fee and even paying for them to replace the digital meter with an analog meter. I even offered to buy the analog meter and pay them to install it.

    Before I took to emailing the president and others, we called customer service. They told us that we could opt out for around $15 per month and we would need to pay for the analog meter. They said they would contact us back when it would take place.

    A month passed and we were never contacted back. I decided to reach out to customer service again. I got a very strange response, basically saying that they don’t know when they will be able to change out our meter with an analog one.

    That is when I decided to email the president, vice president, etc.

    Ultimately, I was ignored by all 10+ people I contacted, and was contacted back by a customer service employee saying that they will not be allowing us to opt out and we were basically stuck with the digital meter that is on our home.

    I have read horror stories about power companies refusing families service because they would not allow the smart meters on their homes.

    I am afraid if I send Duke Energy any type of letter, like the one mentioned above, our service will be terminated.

    If there is anyone here that has had luck with opting out of digital meters with Duke Energy in Florida in 2018, please contact me and let me know how you did it. I am desperate to get this thing off of my home.

  10. na says:

    What I dont understand is why the people are not banding together in outrage over this. They are PUBLIC UTILITY. They use our resources to not only create the power but deliver it to us.

    We pay them a fee for processing that which belongs to us anyway.

    We have recently been sent a letter from Entergy saying they will be putting on on our home.

    We are self read already and not going to go along with it. If they want to turn the service off they can but not before they file a complaint in the courts and ask the courts to allow them on our property to do so .We will however continue to read our meter in and record the conversations with their customer service reps.

  11. Nathan Joshua says:

    Go to https://www.freedomtaker.com/ to get a copy of letters you can send to the people in your state to prevent this/get them removed from your homes.

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  13. Jonathan says:

    The notice of liability appears to be a very specific wording and process to follow. Does anyone have experience dealing with Inpower and Cal Washington’s process?

  14. Susan Wadas says:

    Hi Jonathan,
    We live in Hawaii and they are trying to force us to have a digital meter. We still have our analog one.
    My son has cerebral palsy and is very sensitive to EMF.
    Is there anyone who could help me stop this? I am planning on putting a cage over the meter, to stop an installation.
    Thank you for any help.

  15. Faraday cage cover 99% emf , please also have him wear shungite stones from Russia and cell phone blocker etc.. delivery charge is very expensive , they are alot of them are fake n becarful.

    this website is great http://www.cosmicreality.net‎ ,
    since he is sensitive I suggst to put shunggite stons on top of wifi transmitters
    and next to his bed under his pillow , have salt lamp , amethyst .

    I hope this helps

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