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    robertarthur
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    Last week the University of Twente in The Netherlands published an interesting study about the measuring behaviour of smart meters. For this forum’s participants there is a press release in English. The readings of several smart meters are – in certain conditions – sometimes much higher than the amount of energy consumed. This morning an article in The Telegraph. Earlier this week the German press was not amused (Der Spiegel and the Frankfurter Algemeine Zeitung). Silence in the French press, too busy with the presidential elections and PSG after the Barcelona defeat. On the website of the French consumer organisations one comment so far, from my keyboard as Robert Dumoulin. Let’s wait and see if Mr. EDF and Mr.ENEDIS deem it necessary to react and defend their love baby LINKY as soon as the real French journalists wake up.


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    There where reports in the British news last week that some of these so called smart meters where recording a use of over £25,000 in one day, that is not a miss-type it was £25,000.

    Mike


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    You can bet your pensions that all the mistakes Linky makes will be in favour of the company, not the customer.


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    May I point out that the translated interpretation of the study quoted refers to electronic meters in general and does not single out “smart” meters as being more inaccurate.

    Reports elsewhere based on the same research have mentioned only “smart” meters as being inaccurate, which is beginning to sound like propaganda for the lobby against these meters, which seems to be based on beliefs that they will be used to spy on the public and damage their health with electromagnetic waves.


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    Aardvark
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    …………….. Reports elsewhere based on the same research have mentioned only “smart” meters as being inaccurate, which is beginning to sound like propaganda for the lobby against these meters, which seems to be based on beliefs that they will be used to spy on the public and damage their health with electromagnetic waves.

    People are already doing themselves no favours by keeping their phones permanently stuck to their faces and buying every available “wireless” device instead of using hard wires for connectivity.

    Tin hats can be stylish.


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    That’s why I wear my silver foil beany hat at all times,  looks like a knoted hankey :yahoo:

    Mike


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    robertarthur
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    The French press – la Tribune and le Figaro – starts asking questions about Linky, taking note of the smart meter study in the Netherlands. ENEDIS and the producers of Linky have reacted, see this press release.

    Summary: the findings of the Dutch study cannot be generalised to LINKY, because these meters use a different measurement technology. Not a Hall effect sensor or Rogowski coil, but a low value shunt resistor (single-phase) and/or a special transformer (three-phase). And because LINKY conforms to all the relevant regulations.

    This is of course reassuring news. If independent research can confirm these claims it would make the LINKY rollout easier for ENEDIS.


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