Smart Grid: The Rest of the Story
Global Power Shift
When the Congress of the United States authorized the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) to be the regulatory authority over the U.S. bulk power system which includes the electric transmission grids, they not only transferred governing authority to an international organization, they compromised the security of the United States by doing so.
If it wasn't clear before, I'll just restate, the objective is realignment of the governing authority with national governments devolving authority through privatization and authorizing "self‐governance" along functional lines. Self‐governance does not apply to the individual citizen as we were taught to believe. It applies to lines of business and "stakeholders" as in the London Guild system.
The purpose of the realignment is to enable a global governance system that allows decisions made at the top of the Guild system – globally, to be implemented locally. There is a strategy for doing this:
1. Create associations for professions/positionsUsing the utility company business model as an example, consider the following diagrams. The first diagram represents the traditional model for the utility business. It should be noted that transmission lines of utility companies did hook into the lines of other utilities and there was buying and selling of bulk power between companies but for this purpose, the diagram represents the essential business model which was inclusive from generation to service address.
2. Deregulate / privatize
3. Regionalism – create cross‐border jurisdictions based on function and then link regions by contract
You’ll notice that they added a lot more complexity into the system. This design is what could be called a deregulated organizational steaming pile of…..
This is a conversion in progress – functional realignment. The Regional Transmission Operators (RTO) do not own the transmission lines – they just operate them and they are regulated by the privatized, international regulatory corporation ‐ NERC.
• Board elected by stakeholdersThe objective of the conversion of the transmission lines to “common carrier” was to allow the third party infeeds of electricity from renewable energy sources. A requirement for that system was net metering: meters that register input of electricity from the electricity supply system and output of electricity to the electricity supply system and provide a net total ‐ plus or minus.
• International – Canada, United States and Baja, Mexico
• Standards and Rules Development – Compliance Monitoring
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
The U.S. regulatory organization is the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. It’s an independent agency with appointed commissioners. Their decisions, like the state public utilities commissioners are reviewable only by a court. They have their own Administrative Law Judges so they make the rules and they adjudicate the rules – just like the IRS. Also recall that in Part 8 concerning the London Livery Companies – they are also organized in a court structure.
FERC was created in the Department of Energy Organization Act of 1977.
Page 8 FERC 101 ‐ Powerpoint
In the diagram below of the FERC organizational structure, you'll see the Office of Electric Reliability and the Office of Energy Policy Innovation. The function that these two organizations perform is duplicative of the functions of NERC.
Part 6). It is an organizational structure that serves itself at the expense of the people it was supposed to protect and serve – which are the electric utility customers and our economy.
Most of the participants are locked into a loop of thinking. But, if one should break out and become a whistleblower, then they are not only shooting themselves in the foot, they are making enemies with all the other beneficiaries of the system.
As I said up above in the diagram of the new utility business model, what they've created is ambiguity in the regulatory structure by establishing the independent regional transmission operators – supposedly neutral, for the purpose of allowing third‐party use of the transmission grid for input of electricity generated by renewable power. The regional transmission operators are part of the bulk power system under the authority of NERC. The standard for the transmission grid is net metering to accommodate renewable energy generators: wind and solar farms. The following diagram is the system of subsidy for the so‐called renewable energy producers.
The Smart Meter is the gateway to the home for the Smart Grid and the Regional Transmission Operators (RTOs). The objective – which is well documented, is "demand management". Through the Smart Meter and Smart Grid capabilities – plus the appliance standards passed by the Congress in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, the RTOs will have the capability for the Regional Transmission Operators to "shave the peak" – meaning to shut down your access to electricity entirely – or to selectively shut down your appliances including heating and cooling equipment.
Recall from Part 6, there was a link to a British man named Paddy Ashdown who, during a TED talk, discussed the global power shift.
Paddy Ashdown: The global power shift
"Real power moving up to the global space" and horizontally. This is the diagram I included to highlight it:
And that’s the rest of the story.
Smart Grid: The Rest of the Story (Part 9)
Medieval World of the City of London - Roots Go Back to Roman Empire - Livery Company-Style Self-Regulation - RECs (Renewable Energy Credits) - Blythe Masters At the Center of Energy Fraud - Livery Company Contract Enforcement
Smart Grid: The Rest of the Story (Part 8)
City of London: Organizational Miscreant - Corporate Personhood - Livery Companies: Conduct Business As a “Commonality” - Medieval Ways Are Hard to Die - Ghost Busters
Smart Grid: The Rest of the Story (Part 7)
Regulatory Power - Privatized Interests - Glorifying the Military - Globalization Chinese Style - Controllers of Global Hubs - Building Global Systems is Warfare - Chain of Fools
Smart Grid: The Rest of the Story (Part 6)
Smart Grid and the Fantasyland of the Dreamweavers - The Movie Thrive - Can We See More Crop Circles Please? - We Believe - Real Power Moves In the Shadows
Smart Grid: The Rest of the Story (Part 5)
Critical Infrastructure as a Weapon of Mass Destruction - Human Genome Project - The Millennium Institute - T‐21 (Threshold‐21) Model
Smart Grid: The Rest of the Story (Part 4)
"Peak Oil" Becomes the Rallying Cry - The Club of Rome - Strategies of Subversion Take Form - Contracting with Systems - Linguistic Deception Used to Build Systems
Smart Grid: The Rest of the Story (Part 3)
The Flow of Electricity - Smart Meter Connects to Smart Grid - Technocratic Authority - Industry Syndicates - Decoupling Mechanism - Utility Company Parasites
Smart Grid: The Rest of the Story (Part 2)
Wish List of Utility Cartel - Data Mining - Smart Refrigerator Ascertains "Correct" Food - Smart Grid Definitions - Illusion of Competition
Smart Grid: The Rest of the Story (Part 1)
Smart Meters Are the Gateway - "Total Situational Awareness" - Control Through Remote Locations - U.S. Department of Energy - Recording the "Toast Event" - Whirlpool Project
Etymology of Petroleum - 'Peak Oil' - Fake 'Scarcities' - 'Paradigm-Altering Subject' - Comments by Colonel L. Fletcher Prouty - Abiotic vs Fossil