Onzo, Possibly A Utility Customer’s Worst “Friend”?

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Admittedly, I’ve heard utility companies claim they don’t track consumers’ utility usage, e.g., electric power.  However, the ZigBee radios installed in each AMI Smart Meter is there for the specific purpose of interacting with all the ‘smart’ appliances within a home in order to gather specifics regarding consumption, patterns, time of use, etc. – then selling that data to customer-unknown, third parties without customer permission!  Plus power shut off capabilities consumers can’t control!

Tracking consumers’ smart appliances, then selling that information for marketing purposes even has been denied!  Liar, liar, pants on fire!  Well, let’s consider what’s going on in the UK and elsewhere, like Australia and various global regions, being tracked by a Data and Analytics team, Onzo.

A very brief, but intensively-packed, infomercial about Onzo’s abilities to provide explicit utility usage of in-depth customer profiles, finally may awaken consumers to the Orwellian fact the conspiracy false news networks – U.S. corporate-controlled media – is not providing information consumers should know, which not only will affect consumer privacy, but consumers’ pocketbooks.

Listen most intently to understand what’s being said – and even acknowledgedabout customers’ invasion of privacy (disregard of constitutional rights) and the sale of personal information U.S. utilities AMI Smart Meter suppliers won’t tell you, nor acknowledge is happening.  Denial is very real, but here we learn what some of the hardcore realities of ‘smart’ technologies are all about—control.


Data & Analytics

“Data analytics: Onzo and Ubisense team on location intelligence”

“Spencer Rigler, Onzo chief executive officer says: ‘The possibilities are endless for this new capability in location-enables customer analytics’.”

Onzo UK office: Capital House, 25 Chapel St, Marylebone, London NW1 5DT, UK

“EDMI partners with ONZO to maximize meter data management”

“ONZO claims its data analytics will enhance EDMI’s solution to provide utilities and energy service providers with a highly personalised energy data analytic solution used for advanced analytics directly to their own customers.”

“The pair said they spoke of delivering advanced metering solutions in Australia, where they both deployed more than 1.5 million networked energy meters as part of a state-wide smart metering rollout in Victoria, Australia.”


Metering & Smart Energy International is the leading authority on the smart meter, smart grid and smart energy markets, providing up-to-the-minute global news, incisive comment and professional resources. Since 1996, we have been delivering high-quality content that resonates with utilities and equipment makers in every electricity, gas and water market in the world. [Note nothing is said about customers’ input!]  We bring together thought leaders, technical experts and government regulators to share knowledge and direction on the future trends shaping the industry to help you excel at what you do.”

On that website, a banner bar includes: Smart Meters, Smart Grid, Smart Energy, Smart Water, Data & Analytics, and Internet of Things.  Welcome to the new world order of controlled resources.

Is all the above what consumers really want from smart technology everyone seems addicted to?  Do consumers really lament the losses of privacy and total control of household appliances and personal lifestyles?

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Catherine J Frompovich (website) is a retired natural nutritionist who earned advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, Certification in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice plus Paralegal Studies. Her work has been published in national and airline magazines since the early 1980s. Catherine authored numerous books on health issues along with co-authoring papers and monographs with physicians, nurses, and holistic healthcare professionals. She has been a consumer healthcare researcher 35 years and counting.

Catherine’s latest book, published October 4, 2013, is Vaccination Voodoo, What YOU Don’t Know About Vaccines, available on Amazon.com.

Her 2012 book A Cancer Answer, Holistic BREAST Cancer Management, A Guide to Effective & Non-Toxic Treatments, is available on Amazon.com and as a Kindle eBook.

Two of Catherine’s more recent books on Amazon.com are Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking Of Our DNA, A Probe Into What’s Probably Making Us Sick (2009) and Lord, How Can I Make It Through Grieving My Loss, An Inspirational Guide Through the Grieving Process (2008)

Catherine’s NEW book: Eat To Beat Disease, Foods Medicinal Qualities ©2016 Catherine J Frompovich is now available.

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2 Comments on "Onzo, Possibly A Utility Customer’s Worst “Friend”?"

  1. That’s MY information and IF there’s anyone who’s going to profit off of information that’s about me (and therefore is MINE as in I OWN THAT INFO) it’s going to be ME. Otherwise MY lawyers will sue YOU the consumers of otherwise PRIVATE and CONFIDENTIAL information that YOU stole from me and are using without my knowledge or consent. YOU ARE PERSONAL INFORMATION THEIVES!
    Soon as YOU legally own any and all information about YOURSELF this kind of nonsense will stop. Until then it’s basically an OPEN SEASON on your private information by anybody who wants it.

  2. YA, I got something to hide! MY PRIVACY!!!! ITS MINE!!

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