Smart Meters and Your Privacy
The data from new digital meters helps us serve our members better. Our goals in installing new meters are to deliver better service, control rising operating expenses, improve system reliability through improved outage management and preventive maintenance, and provide our members with information they can use to make informed decisions about energy use. KIUC does not sell its members’ data to any third party. KIUC abides by stringent policies protecting the privacy and security of your electric usage data. These policies can be found at www.kiuc.coop. It is extremely unlikely that someone could access information from the cooperative’s metering system. Meter manufacturers are incorporating security features and encryption technology into their meters, as recommended by national security experts. New meters allow us to determine if someone tampers with your meter. KIUC is committed to protecting the privacy and security of our members’ personal information.
Don’t just take our word for it. Get the facts.
We urge you to look deeper, and to also consider the dozens of studies, reports and papers produced by government agencies, environmental advocates, health-care organizations and research institutions that have investigated the health effects of smart meters. These studies aren’t produced by utilities or corporations. They include research by the World Health Organization, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the California Council on Science and Technology and the Environmental Defense Fund. Links to these reports can be found at http://website.kiuc.coop/content/smart-grid-article-and-research-links.