Have you ever wondered what would have happened if no one believed Paul Revere when he rode from town to town declaring that the “British Are Coming”? If instead of being met by action and support his message of warning was met by scorn and ridicule where the people of each town yelled back, “That’s a Conspiracy Theory” or “It will never happen here”?
Well I believe if that was the case, the British would have never been met by those Colonial Militia and may have seized those weapons and ammunition, as well as some of the rebellion’s leaders, and possibly stopped the War before it began.
In a way I am the Paul Revere of the Smart Grid, but unlike our famous hero from the 1770’s, I have the Internet instead of a Horse and instead of yelling my message from the top of my lungs I am writing it on a blog.
But while my method of delivery is different, my message isn’t any less important. As a matter of fact this information is more important than the Debt Ceiling and the Healthcare Law combined.
Because what I am telling you is that the one Right even the Founders didn’t think could be destroyed has been…
Your Right to Privacy in Your Own Home…
Many of you have not heard of the Smart Grid, so let me give you an explanation.
The Smart Grid is being sold as the modernization of the power grid which includes a distribution system that will contain a two way communication between your home and the utility company. This communication system will allow ‘Demand Response Appliances’ (the creation of which is being spearheaded by GE) the ability to ‘talk’ to the utility company and inform them of it’s energy use, time of operation and function. Demand Response Appliances also allow the Utility company the ability to shut them off during times of Peak Energy use in order to cut down on the demand of the power grid, thereby reducing the need for rolling blackouts.
The Energy Industry, and the Obama administration, claim that the Smart Grid will allow the utility company the ability to provide you, the consumer, with detailed information about the energy use of everything in your home and in turn will save you money on your energy bill by helping you adjust your energy use. Not to mention help lower carbon emissions.
I revealed in an earlier post that the Standards for information that was to be collected through the Smart Grid, as was suggested by the North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB), was in a document called Priority Action Plan 10, or PAP-10 for short.
These standards included monitoring your Internet and TV use, Trash, Carbon Creation and even your Ice Cube Production through the Smart Grid.
While the article was embraced by some it was mainly met by disbelief and even ridicule and out right dismissed as a “conspiracy theory” by many.
But several months later I exposed the facts that these standards set down by the NAESB were actually requested by the Obama Administration through the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) by the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP). SGIP is apart of NIST who in turn is an Executive Agency connected to the White House.
Coincidentally when the Obama Administration recently released it’s new plan to push forward the Smart Grid titled, “A Policy Framework for the 21st Century Grid: Enabling Our Secure Energy Future”, it recommended making PAP-10 the national standard for the information that is to be collected through the Smart Grid.
How was this information received?
It wasn’t…. people were still in denial claiming that having that type of personal information collected on you “Will Never Happen Here.”
Well now, thanks to what happened yesterday, I get the Dubious Honor of saying, “I Told You So.”
According to an Article on Government Computer News, the Smart Grid Officially received it’s first 6 standards yesterday agreed on by the Government and Industry representatives that make up the SGIP (Thats right the group that wanted the standards to begin with). I regret to inform you that one of the 6 standards that will now be Officially apart of the Smart Grid is PAP-10.
Yes Ladies and Gents according to the Catalog of Standards Information Library, #2 on the list of the 6 standards is titled Energy Usage Information. And when you click on that link it leads to (Trumpet sounds) a page titled (wait for it…. wait for it…) :
“SGIP CoS: NAESB PAP10 Energy Usage Information”
What does this mean?
Well it means that you have just read one of the most important pieces of information that you may ever read. Because while you were watching the Debt Ceiling debate the Obama Administration just destroyed your right to privacy in your own home and even in your, soon to be in the garage, electric car .
What is truly amazing is that this was all accomplished using your tax payer dollars, while you weren’t watching, without a vote and they didn’t even have to fire a shot.
So what is that voice you’re hearing saying now?
The British Are Coming?