Yes that is correct. The man who started the thread on another forum had licensed electricians even check out the system. The OP is a intellegent person who has knowledge of eletrical devices and power consumptions. Can you say "class action lawsuit"..
It is a must read if you have had a smart meter recently installed at your home by your power company.http://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message832067/pg1
that load should have taken exactly 32 minutes to use 1 kwh
it took 18 minutes to use 1kwh on the new meter
this is IN LINE with the nearly double power usage I am showing since they installed this meter
I am calling the engineers out here monday and I'm gonna prove it to their faces
maybe I'll get it on tape for you
The power companies engineers are coming out at 10 a.m. tomorrow...
The electrician that is wiring the solar up to my house (have to be certified to do that) is going to be out here with his kwh meter at 9 a.m. so he can be here with me to do the testing.
I told him what was going on and he agreed with me that some shit was up with this meter for sure..
I'll keep you posted as to what happens
They just left
GET THIS !
They tested with my smart meter with their own power company EQ and VERIFIED it WAS doubling the load!!
THEN they installed another brand new smart meter to test it again.
Well guess what...
The NEW smart meter ALSO SHOWED A DOUBLE USAGE READING!
This is by the power company with their own equipment!
So then they put back on my old analogue meter and tested with that..
Of course it showed almost perfect reading..
I asked them to sign something saying what happened and they REFUSED..
I then told them the power commission law requires them to issue a report to me if I ask about what happened today and they reluctantly agreed to provide me one via mail.
There were THREE guys here so if I had to I could depose them UNDER OATH and get the truth if they lie on this report...
Stay tuned people cause I just busted the living shit outa the power company by their own tests!!
I now have my old analogue meter back on the house
My electrician was late and didn't get here till they were gone...
He is here now and I'm trying to get them to come back out so I can get them to admit the results in front of him..
They left open the transformer box at the end of the driveway when they left so I called and told them they needed to come back out and close it...
2 of the same engineers came back out and REFUSED to tell my electrician in person the test results in person...
They said only their boss could do that..
So I told them I've now lost total faith that they will issue a true and accurate report as to what happened today and that I was now going to pull my cctv tapes (with audio) and call my lawyer to initiate a lawsuit...
They left and then I called the legal department at the power company and told them if they did not immediately restore my faith that they would indeed issue a true report and do the right thing for their customers I was going to initiate a lawsuit TODAY...
He said give me your number I'll have the manager of engineering call you back..
The manager of engineering called me back and I had him on speaker phone..
He asked immediately if I was recoding and I said NO but I have my electrician here on speaker phone...
I then asked him a series of questions and asked him to answer yes or no only..
Question 1: Did you come out and test my original smart meter with your own equipment and verify it was indeed doubling the kwh usage?
Answer 1: Yes
Question 2: Did you then install a brand new smart meter and test it and it too registered double the kwh usage?
Answer 2: Yes
Question 3: Did you then install my old analogue meter and test it resulting in a verified accurate kwh measurement.
Answer 3: Yes
That phone call was witnessed by a licensed electrician at my house and the engineer was informed of this...
I now have a witness...
they tested it with a thing they had called "the beast"
that was really the name of it (written in big letters on the front)
and they told me basically is a bunch of hairdryers inside the box
it pulls 90 amps
They used it because it's a "proper verifiable load"
they brought the real deal gear to test this thing and did it totally separated from the house line...
they tested straight off the line under the meter and still FAILED
they couldn't believe their eyes man
I'm telling you
They told me that this was the FIRST test they actually did on a smart meter in the field!
Can you believe that?
They said normally when someone complains they just pull the meter and send it in for "independent testing" and that every smart meter they had sent in came back O.K.
They said since I sent them details of my load test that they wanted to come out and show me basically that I had done the test wrong!
I honestly believe the engineers were shocked beyond belief when they saw with their own eyes and EQ that not only one but TWO brand new smart meters were reading double kwh.
They had NO EXPLANATION AT ALL... They called everyone and no one else did either...
If I hadn't had the head engineers personal email from his card when they came out to check out my solar system I probably wouldn't have been able to get him back out here to test it on site...
I bet you right now they are sh##ting their pants...
probably testing a box full of meters in their shop and seeing every single one of them measuring double usage!!
It's a scam but I think it starts from the top down and the engineers and such aren't in on it..
They know now though..
We'll see if they really do the right thing...