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.
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
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.
When thousands of Xcel customers in Colorado tried adjusting their thermostats Tuesday, they learned they had no control over the temperatures in their own homes. via @jaclynreporting https://t.co/mgLEC6SEzR
— Denver7 News (@DenverChannel) September 1, 2022
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