Wednesday, July 17, 2024
Hawaii Daily News Read

Current Articles | Archives

Friday, April 14, 2023
Letters to the Editor, April, 2023
By Letters to the Editor @ 6:17 AM :: 2627 Views

HECO Smart Meters Wipe Out Garage Door Openers

Open Letter to Hawaiian Electric Company

Aloha,    April 10, 2023

As I am certain you are aware, your company has broken garage door openers across Oahu by installing meters that broadcast on frequencies that interfere with single frequency garage door openers. I personally know of seven garage door openers in our neighborhood that ceased functioning after your company installed new "smart" meters. We were forced to change our system to a dual frequency system to correct the damage your company did to our home. The technician who changed our system told us that HECO had done such immense damage that garage door companies are having a difficult time keeping up with all the calls they are receiving.

What disturbs me most is that your company is pretending it knows nothing about this. It seems your call centers have been instructed to claim they have never heard of such a thing, despite the fact that they have received dozens of phone calls reporting it. This is a well understood problem with meters of the type HECO is installing and utility companies on the mainland have been honest about it. HECO seems to have taken a position that stonewalling its customers and having its call center lie is a good strategy.

Representative Kong, your constituents have been impacted. Can you pursue an investigation through our state legislature? HECO is a regulated company that operates across the state. It seems appropriate that our elected officials look into this.

Ladies and gentlemen of the news media, this is low hanging fruit. This is a big story and it should be reported. You will find that minimal investigative effort will confirm what I have written.


Michael Boutte

Aiea, Oahu

cc Rep Sam Kong, media

2011: Maine: Smart Meters vs Garage Door Openers


TEXT "follow HawaiiFreePress" to 40404

Register to Vote


Aloha Pregnancy Care Center


Antonio Gramsci Reading List

A Place for Women in Waipio

Ballotpedia Hawaii

Broken Trust

Build More Hawaiian Homes Working Group

Christian Homeschoolers of Hawaii

Cliff Slater's Second Opinion

DVids Hawaii


Fix Oahu!

Frontline: The Fixers

Genetic Literacy Project

Grassroot Institute

Hawaii Aquarium Fish Report

Hawaii Aviation Preservation Society

Hawaii Catholic TV

Hawaii Christian Coalition

Hawaii Cigar Association

Hawaii ConCon Info

Hawaii Debt Clock

Hawaii Defense Foundation

Hawaii Family Forum

Hawaii Farmers and Ranchers United

Hawaii Farmer's Daughter

Hawaii Federation of Republican Women

Hawaii History Blog

Hawaii Jihadi Trial

Hawaii Legal News

Hawaii Legal Short-Term Rental Alliance

Hawaii Matters

Hawaii Military History

Hawaii's Partnership for Appropriate & Compassionate Care

Hawaii Public Charter School Network

Hawaii Rifle Association

Hawaii Shippers Council

Hawaii Together


Hiram Fong Papers

Homeschool Legal Defense Hawaii

Honolulu Navy League

Honolulu Traffic

House Minority Blog

Imua TMT

Inouye-Kwock, NYT 1992

Inside the Nature Conservancy

Inverse Condemnation

July 4 in Hawaii

Land and Power in Hawaii

Lessons in Firearm Education

Lingle Years

Managed Care Matters -- Hawaii

Missile Defense Advocacy

MIS Veterans Hawaii

NAMI Hawaii

National Parents Org Hawaii

NFIB Hawaii News

NRA-ILA Hawaii


OHA Lies

Opt Out Today

Patients Rights Council Hawaii

Practical Policy Institute of Hawaii

Pritchett Cartoons

Pro-GMO Hawaii

Rental by Owner Awareness Assn

Research Institute for Hawaii USA

Rick Hamada Show

RJ Rummel

School Choice in Hawaii

Talking Tax

Tax Foundation of Hawaii

The Real Hanabusa

Time Out Honolulu

Trustee Akina KWO Columns

West Maui Taxpayers Association

What Natalie Thinks

Whole Life Hawaii