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WHAT TO DO____________________________________________

The ICC (Illinois Commerce Commission) needs to follow California and Maine and other public utility commissions and provide an analog-type meter opt-out for all Illinois ratepayers.  If you are a ComEd or Ameren customer, contact the ICC and demand a fee-free analog opt-out from the AMI/”Smart” metering program:


Online  –  Click link at left and scroll down to 12-0298, click “Comment”

Phone  –  8:30 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, call 1-800-524-0795

Mail  – Illinois Commerce Commission, 527 East Capitol Ave, Springfield, IL. 62701



REFUSE BY MAIL__________________________________________

This link contains a sample letter you can use to send to ComEd or Ameren, informing them that you do not consent to the smart meter installation.  If you have a good suggestion for an address to use, please email us at NapervilleSmartMeters@yahoo.com.




LATEST NEWS___________________________________________

09/16/2013:  ComEd in LaGrange: 

LaGrange had a smart meter information meeting with ComEd.  Residents were told they could refuse and be put on a delay list.  LaGrange is hearing the echo from Naperville.
“It’s an open question for now,” he said. “Charges may apply in the future.”
“A representative of the Citizens Utility Board, a consumer advocacy group, said the organization seeks to verify any such charge reflects actual costs and would not be punitive. “

09/14/2013:   ComEd Customers:  Take CUB Survey

Citizens Utility Board (CUB), is a non-profit whose aim is to protect the public from unnecessary fees and costs placed on consumers as it pertains to utilities including phone, TV, Internet, gas, electric, etc.  They are advocating for the Smart Meters despite their controversy.  CUB is asking for your input in a very short 4-question survey.  Click here to go to CUB’s homepage, then click on “Take CUB’s Survey: What Do You Think of Smart Meters?”

03/07/2013:  http://www.napervillesmartmeterawareness.org/2013/03/07/digital-grid-meets-digital-divide-for-comed-smart-meters/

10/29/2012:  http://www.napervillesmartmeterawareness.org/2012/10/29/comed-loses-bid-for-quick-ruling-on-smart-grid-funding/

10/3/2012:  http://www.napervillesmartmeterawareness.org/2012/10/03/comed-to-delay-smart-grid-rollout-possibly-for-years/

Crain’s Chicago Business Editorial 9/10/12:  http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20120908/ISSUE07/309089995/editorial-why-are-state-regulators-silent-on-comeds-smart-meter-fires#comments

ComEd Rollout to Begin in Cicero (March 27, 2012) — http://www.thetownofcicero.com/news/contentview.asp?c=235743

Pike Research Article on ComEd’s Smart Meter Plan (May 29, 2012) —  “The meters would also enable remote connect and disconnect of service…” “Clearly, ComEd has a roadmap to a full smart meter deployment, and now its cards are on the table. But it needs to proceed with some caution here. According to published reports, no one will be able to opt out of the deployment – at least not yet. But if things proceed like they have in similar deployments in California and elsewhere, an opt-out program might be required. As we’ve witnessed during Pacific Gas & Electric’s smart meter deployment in California, some vocal consumers won’t have anything to do with smart meters because of health-related fears or worries about privacy invasion. And they were instrumental in getting PG&E to offer an opt-out option. So, while ComEd’s plan may appear to be unfettered at this point, the potential for consumer backlash is valid, and the utility should have alternate plans – especially if the outcry is loud enough to stir local politicians. ”   Full Story:  http://www.pikerese arch.com/ blog/comed- plans-major- smart-meter- push

CHICAGO, May 29, 2012The Citizens Utility Board (ICC) commends the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) for rejecting Ameren Illinois’ “smart-grid” plan.   http://www.citizensutilityboard.org/newsReleases20120529_AmerenAMIPlanStatement.html



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