Colorado Energy Company Locks Thermostats During Heatwave

When the power company locked thermostats, 22,000 Xcel customers were not able to control the temperature in their homes as heat rose up past 90 degrees earlier this week.

Households not being able to control the temperature in their own homes is a result of so-called, ‘smart meters,’ with thermostats that can be remotely controlled and randomly shut down by the power company.

In the same week, Californians were instructed to avoid charging their electric vehicles to prevent straining the power grid. This advice was given only a week after policy makers voted to ban gasoline-powered cars.

Many are realizing that “green energy” is not necessarily safe, secure, energy efficient, cost effective or reliable, and that the smart grid is really a control grid that is not smart at all. -JD



Power Company Seizes Control of Thermostats in Colorado During Heatwave

Households locked out under “energy emergency.”

September 1,2022 | By Paul Joseph Watson | Summit News

Photo by Alex Tihonov via Getty Images

Around 22,000 households in Colorado lost the ability to control their thermostats after the power company seized control of them during a heatwave.

After temperatures soared past 90 degrees, residents were left confused when they tried to adjust their air conditioning and found locked controls displaying a message that said “energy emergency.”

Xcel confirmed to local news station Denver7 that “22,000 customers who had signed up for the Colorado AC Rewards program were locked out of their smart thermostats for hours on Tuesday.”

“I mean, it was 90 out, and it was right during the peak period,” Tony Talarico told the news station. “It was hot.”

Talarico said he is normally able to override the “energy emergency” message, but not on this occasion.

“So, our thermostat was locked in at 78 or 79,” he said.


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