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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

1984 Here We Come: White House Agency Requested/ Obama Supports Standards that Collect Your Internet, TV and Ice Cube Usage Through the Smart Grid

Last month I broke a story here on the P/Oed Patriot that described a document which listed the standards for the type of information that is to be collected through the Smart Grid. This document titled "NAESB Energy Usage Information Model", also known as "Priority Action Plan-10" (PAP-10), was written by the North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB) in conjunction with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

PAP-10 lists your Internet and TV usage as well as your Ice Cube production as some of the information that is to be collected through the Smart Grid.

During recent research I discovered that the NAESB, which is made up of over 300 public and private energy production and distribution companies, didn't decide to create these standards out of thin air.

According to an article on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) website, NIST requested that the NAESB write the standards :

"The governing board of the public-private Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) has voted in favor of a new standard important for two-way data communications between utilities and their customers, bringing the next-generation “smart” electrical power grid a step closer to reality.

The board’s vote concerns a foundational standard for the information used to communicate between utilities and the customer, and the way in which that information is organized. This new “energy usage data model” standard was achieved through completion of Priority Action Plan 10, one of 17 Priority Action Plans (PAPs) established within the SGIP to address critical standards needs in order to realize an energy-efficient, modern power grid with seamlessly interoperable parts.

The data standard was developed by the North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB) at the request of the SGIP and the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and will allow utilities and customers to exchange detailed information about electricity usage in a consistent format."

Ironically, The Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) is connected to NIST and NIST is an Executive Agency connected to the White House.

"four overarching goals the Administration will pursue in order to ensure that all Americans benefit from investments in the Nation’s electric infrastructure."

Here is a video of the ceremony held at the White House where they announced the official release of the document (You can watch it if you have an hour to kill):

Inside the document at the top of page 42 it states:

"The Priority Action Plan 10 (PAP 10) of the NIST-initiated Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP 2011) provides a standardized model for exchanging energy usage and cost information between different parties and devices and is the basis for information exchange directly from the meter to household devices, as well as from utility back office systems to authorized third parties."

Third Parties?? ... Like maybe the Government?

But I digress..

The document continues:

"The above principles provide valuable guidance as to how state regulators can support consumers’efforts to direct the secure transfer of data from utilities to third-parties,..."

So the Obama Administration and the NSCT are suggesting that the same NIST PAP-10 Document that states the Smart Grid should collect your Internet and TV usage data is a standard that state regulators can use as guidance?

What Country does Obama think he lives in? Communist China???

As you can see, the Obama Administration supports standards that just happen to have been requested by a White House Agency, that will just coincidentally allow the Smart Grid to track everything including your Internet and TV usage, your Refuse and even your Ice Cube Production.

If this isn't like living in George Orwell's book, 1984... then I don't know what is.


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