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Energy Company Shuts Down Access to Home Thermostats During 90 Degree Heat Wave

Now you know why the government and Big Tech were pushing smart meters.

Residents in Colorado were surprised this week when they were unable to adjust the smart meters in their own home.

The government shut down access to their home thermostat in order to save on energy during the current heat wave.

It’s for your own good.

The Denver Channel reported:

During the dog days of summer, it’s important to keep your home cool. But when thousands of Xcel customers in Colorado tried adjusting their thermostats Tuesday, they learned they had no control over the temperatures in their own homes.

Temperatures climbed into the 90s Tuesday, which is why Tony Talarico tried to crank up the air conditioning in his partner’s Arvada home.

“I mean, it was 90 out, and it was right during the peak period,” Talarico said. “It was hot.”

That’s when he saw a message on the thermostat stating the temperature was locked due to an “energy emergency.”

22,000 people lost control of temperatures in their homes for hours Tuesday

When thousands of Xcel customers in Colorado tried adjusting their thermostats Tuesday, they learned they had no control over the temperatures in their own homes.

Thousands of Xcel customers locked out of thermostats during ‘energy emergency’

On social media, dozens of Xcel customers complained of similar experiences — some reporting home temperatures as high as 88 degrees.

According to an article on CBC News, a Government report released by British Columbia’s Commissioner from the Office of Information and Privacy, Elizabeth Denham, says that Smart Meters will collect personal information about people’s daily lives:

“Denham said that hourly power use updates would reveal patterns of household consumption and information about customers’ daily lives..”

This report was a result of an investigation started by 600 complaints about privacy concerns when the local power company, BC Hydro, announced it was going to replace the old analog meters with new ‘Smart Meters’.

Energy Consumers in British Columbia are not the only ones who should have privacy concerns when it comes to the Smart Meters and the Smart Grid. The United States has come a long way in ensuring that their Smart Grid will be just as intrusive, if not more, when it comes to collecting information on the daily lives of average Americans.

In 2010, the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP), a part of the Executive Branch agency called the National Institute of Standards and Technologies (NIST), requested that the North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB) (Consisting of 300 + Energy Producers and Distributers) in conjuction with the EPA, create a document listing the standards for the type of information that will be collected through the Smart Grid. That document is called the NAESB Energy Usage Information Model or Priority Action Plan 10 (PAP-10).

On Page 9 of PAP-10 listed under ‘kind of reading’ alongside normal readings that will be tracked through the Smart Grid like voltage, date and time are the not so normal readings such as carbon and carbonDioxide.

On Page 11 of PAP-10 listed under the ‘kind of services’ that will be tracked through the Smart Grid is this:

As you can see PAP-10 calls for the tracking of everything from your TV, gas, water, heat (Includes Hot Water and Steam), refuse (trash), sewerage, internet, TvLiscense & cold (Includes chilled water and ice) through the Smart Grid.

In February of 2011, the SGIP voted to recommend PAP-10 as the standards of information that should be collected through the Smart Grid, and it was approved.

On June 13th, 2011 the Obama administration and the NIST released a document titled: “A Policy Framework for the 21st Century Grid: Enabling Our Secure Energy Future”. This was the Obama administration’s blueprint for accelerating the creation of the Smart Grid.

On Page 42 of this document it states:

“The Priority Action Plan 10 (PAP 10) of the NIST-initiated Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP 2011) provides a standardized model for exchanging energy usage and cost information between different parties and devices and is the basis for information exchange directly from the meter to household devices, as well as from utility back office systems to authorized third parties.
The above principles provide valuable guidance as to how state regulators can support consumers’efforts to direct the secure transfer of data from utilities to third-parties,…”

In other words the Obama administration was recommending that PAP-10 be adopted as an official standard for the type of information that should be collected through the Smart Grid, little did we know Obama would soon get his wish.

  • Tony S says:

    Springfield, Mo put these new meters in. They can’t see my thermostats but they can still track my usage. This is getting out of control.

  • Quasimodo 2020 says:

    I know people who have comcast cable, comcast internet, comcast home security, comcast cell phones, and comcast home phones, i am always telling them they are allowing comcast unrestrained access to every part of their life and one day if comcast decides they dont like you of the federal government does not like your politics, comcast has all the access they need to destroy your life. I will stick with different companies for any part of my life that way one company can not have access to every part of my life.

  • Louis Galmarini says:

    The temps this summer are NO different than any other summer…not in Colorado or anywhere else. THIS IS NOTHING LESS THAN A WARNING, by a neo-Marxist, dictatorial government. They’re telling you they can make things very hard for you if you don’t agree w/ them. I don’t agree w/ a lot of people. But I don’t turn their A/C off either.


    History has taught us you cannot reason nor negotiate w/ dictators. Why? Because they’re psychopaths – ALL OF THEM. It’s also taught us there’s only one way for a country to rid itself from a dictatorship. YOU ELIMINATE THE DICTATORS – BY WHATEVER MEANS NECESSARY – DONE.

    ONE BULLET IN LESS THAN ONE SECOND – that’s all it could take to change the course of history.

    Example: If someone/anyone would have been successful in assassinating Hitler ANY time before Sept.1, 1939 – WWII WOULD HAVE NEVER HAPPENED! Think about that for just a second. MILLIONS wouldn’t have been killed. Hundreds of thousands of soldiers would have been spared. Trillions of dollars wouldn’t have been expended.

    We may be Christians. However, we’re not doormats…and contrary to popular opinion, (and what the Catholic ‘church’ has taught for centuries), God NEVER commanded THOU SHALT NOT KILL. He commanded THOU SHALT NOT MURDER. There’s a difference – a BIG difference, and you have to look no further than the Bible itself to find dozens of examples of righteous killing(s) – ALL w/ Gods’ blessing.

    Therefore, attempt to force me to do ANYTHING against my will, you’ll be found w/ a bullet in your head. That goes for ANYONE – including ILLEGITIMATE ‘Presidents’. (Are you listening DOJ/Gestapo? When you come for me – BE PREPARED TO DIE).

  • Sue s says:

    More freedom lost. Democrats leading us to back to the Stone Age.

  • Ron says:

    Bunch of pansies! It’s been over 90 degrees in my house every summer for the last 3-4 years. Even reached a100 degrees. I only use fans to keep cool. If I, at 81, can get through the summer with these temperatures, I would think these pampered whimps would be able to make it for a few weeks/months until they get their thermostat control back. America has become nothing but whiners and complainers!

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