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Warning!: EWEB may be sending a meter installation notice to people who sent in the “OBJECTION AND NON-CONSENT” letter to EWEB! Contact EWEB and say “I object to getting any type of digital meter installed on my property. Do not send a meter installer to my home (or business). I will object to them installing a digital meter on my property.

If the operator asks if you want to opt-out, say “no”. Say “I want to keep my analog meter.” He/she might tell you that you can’t. Please don’t get caught into a conversation with the person on the phone. They have a script that they use. They don’t actually know anything. Just say, “please pass on what I told you to the appropriate department, thank you”.

If a meter installer comes to your home anyway, politely, say: “I object to getting any type of digital meter installed, please leave my property.” They are contractually required to leave.

If you can’t be home, put a notice on your meter: DO NOT INSTALL ANY TYPE OF DIGITAL METER ON MY PROPERTY, PLEASE LEAVE.

Please click on the Events tab at the top to see our future and previous events. This also included YouTube video recordings.

We are a group here in Eugene working to educate people about so called “Smart Meters/AMI”. AMI stands for Advanced Metering Infrastructure. It involves installing “Smart Meters”, antennas, transmitters, relay stations, TOU (time of use) billing, software programs to bill customers and finally a data management system to manage the customer data.

We had achieved a measure of success in that the new “Smart Meters” are not using the mesh network, but the more advanced way of transmitting. However this still puts out quite a bit of radiation.

On February 6th 2018, at the EWEB board meeting, the “automatic keeping of your analog meter policy” was reversed to automatic OPT-IN. This is part of a plan to replace all analog meters with digital meters. In response to this, Victor Odlivak, one of our FFSM members, ran for EWEB Commisssioner At-large getting 11 percent of the vote. However this was not enough to win.

There is still much work to be done! The infrastructure is going up around Eugene. 10,000 AMI Meters have already been installed. i.e. relay boxes on utility poles and various other “Grid Infrastructure”. We would like to see a total stop to this, with the money instead used to increase the funding for rebates of currently supported renewable energy by EWEB. You can read through this website to get an understanding of the issues involved and actions you can take. We meet regularly once a week if you would like to join us go to the “Contact US”. Meetings are announced under the events tab.

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