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The TAKE BACK YOUR POWER Story

My investigation started out simply enough.

One of my good friends got sick suddenly and no one could figure out why. Then she realized that her electric company had installed a wireless electrical meter–a “smart” meter–at the same time she got ill.

I did a little digging and found that my friend wasn’t alone. I found thousands of stories from regular people who had similar stories.

Josh del Sol making the smart meter film.

I wanted to find out for myself if this was really happening. So, I grabbed a camera and traveled around the world.

What I found was mind-blowing.

I found a threat that starts at the highest levels of government, involves billions of taxpayer dollars, and benefits no one except the world’s largest energy companies.

smart meter.
Looks harmless, right? I thought so too….

A threat that involves…
Your privacy…
Your financial future…
Your health…
Your freedom…
… and so much more…

Scary, right? That’s not even the half of it.

What’s so insidious about this new threat is how innocuous it seems on its face. Here’s how they sell it to us: A simple device, installed by professionals, designed to save you money, save energy, and eventually help save the world. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of that?

If that’s what these so-called “smart” meters actually did, if all the promises were true, then anyone who cares about their families, their futures, and the future of the planet would be crazy not to get on the bandwagon.

The facts, though, are clear. That’s NOT what these “smart” meters actually do.

A 'smart' meter is an unlawful data-harvesting and surveillance device.

They are instead a full-fledged onslaught on your health, your privacy, your safety at home, your wallet, and your freedom to make the best choices for you and the ones you love.

I made TAKE BACK YOUR POWER as a labor of love. The truth behind smart meters is something that affects A LOT of people at this moment and that will affect BILLIONS of us in the very near future. The US government alone has given over $11 billion to the nation’s largest power companies to roll the smart meter program out as quickly–and as silently–as possible.

Smart meters equal rising utility bills.

This is information you need. This is truth everyone close to you must have. The clock is ticking. It’s time to get informed.

Above all, I have now made this documentary freely available – permanently. Watch it. Share it. Send this link to everyone you know.

Our political ideologies don’t matter. Our personal belief system doesn’t matter. What matters is that we’re all in this together.

It’s time to take a stand. It’s time for us to take back our power.

About TBYP: Read the film synopsis & see the trailers

Josh del Sol Beaulieu

Josh del Sol Beaulieu is the creator of Take Back Your Power, a documentary about 'smart' meters which won the AwareGuide Transformational Film of the Year, the Indie Fest Annual Humanitarian Award, and a Leo Award for Best Feature Length Documentary. Josh is passionate about safe technology, human rights, consciousness, decentralized energy, and being a dad.

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  • In my country they are going to use the Local Government Act (councils) in each state to get smart meters in.
    They are going to send “energy” auditors into all homes to perform a ‘energy’ audit. If you have an ‘energy inefficient” device in your home they can (read will) (order you to replace it with a more efficient one (smart meter) If you don’t get one installed by a contractor and pay them for it then the council can move your home into their possession and become the legal owner of it. From there they can sell it to the highest bidder, take the contractors fee and their costs out of the proceeds and give you the left overs.
    How much left overs will there by when the CEO of the council can sell the home to business mate for less than half of what it was worth . The business mate can then sell it for full price and take half the money and give the rest to the council CEO.
    BTW, they can CO-OPT the police and INSTRUCT them to provide protection for the contractor, yes you will pay for that too.

    • Kevin, thanks for that update of what utilities and government are brutally doing there – Australia right? ‘Smart’ meters and related initiatives comprise a scam of massive proportions being implemented globally in the name of climate action. In my view the agenda is still proceeding because people have not yet learned in mass that “it’s just business” and to play the commerce game correctly. InPower Movement is intending to shift that.

    • Hi Kevin I live in far Nth QLD and just today managed to opt out of smart meter installation (at least that’s what I was reassured over the phone – still to receive it on paper via post). I was initially told by Ergon energy that in 2017 it was legislated by government to disallow consumer opt out but they would put a note in my file indicating I wanted to speak with someone before it happened and that I needed to contact the Aus Energy Market Operator for further info. Customer service operator quizzed me on why, did I know the research and where did I get it from etc. I rang the AEMO who were angry that a retailer organisation referred me to them as they are supposed to know that AEMO are not able to assist end users and advised me that I should contact Aus Energy Regulator (www.aeo.com.au) where I found their this:
      Smart meter installation
      What if I do not consent to having a smart meter installed at my property?
      Retailers are required to install smart meters for new connections (eg. a new build house) and if your meter is faulty or has reached the end of its life and needs replacing. If your meter needs replacing, you can ask your retailer to disable the communications functions. There may be additional costs associated with the retailer having to do manual reads of your meter if you choose to have the telecommunications disabled.

      If your current meter is working properly and a retailer wants to replace it with a smart meter, you can opt out of the smart meter installation. You can only opt out if you haven’t waived your right to opt out when you signed up to your current electricity contract.

      Retailers are required to provide you at least four business days’ notice of any planned interruptions to your electricity supply to install the meter.”

      I rang Ergon back and politely asked for my conversation and request not to have smart meter installation recorded as a hard copy and for a hard copy reply. I was promptly told this wasn’t possible – of course I insisted and kept insisting until it was taken to the complaints department who finally relented and allowed a pre- written opt out acknowledgement letter be sent to me via post as I requested. This response only serves to make me more determined to step even further back from engagement with any kind of energy provider.

      It’s time to save for stand alone solar and wind on my property!!
      Good luck to all in the future.
      Deb

      • On 11th September 2001 the WTC was demolished ‘by hijacked airliners”. Remember that one ?
        So Afghanistan and Iraq were invaded
        . Sure, makes such a lot of ‘sense”, to the arms manufacturers, and criminal Terrorist State of “Israel”.

  • I was under the impression that by watching this, and/or looking at the website, I would get some good information as to how to proceed to get my utility company to remove/replace my meter.

    I have not found that. Did I miss is somewhere?

    I remember when the man was here telling me of plans to have one installed and I told him I didn’t want one. He said, Well you’re going to get one, whether you want it or not!

    Thanks for all your efforts,
    Bill

    • Hi Bill,

      Thanks for your feedback. It is utilities’ modus operandi to convince you that you can do nothing but accept the ‘smart’ meter, or (in many regions) pay an extortive opt-out feel. Here are two resources:

      1) The website that is dedicated to the process of ‘smart’ meter removal, and stopping the ‘smart’ meter agenda, is https://InPowerMovement.com. There you can watch InPower Episodes 1 & 2 of the docu-series, then either use the documents and guides (free) to do the Notice of Liability process, or sign up to InPower’s email list to be notified when their next phase launches. InPower’s next phase is making it into an automated process with full support and groups.

      2) If you are looking for short & concise info about opt-ing out & dealing with your utility, please see my free guide, “5 Ways To Reduce EMF Exposure” — specifically, pages 10-12 on ‘smart’ meters.

      Josh

  • At the end of the video, it says to scroll down to the bottom of the page for step-by-step instructions – but I don’t see them anywhere on this site.
    Where are the instructions on how to prevent and/or undo smart meter installations?
    Thanks much (and big congrats and thanks for the video),
    Ted

    • Hi Ted,
      Sorry this isn’t as clear as it could be.

      1) The website that is dedicated to the process of ‘smart’ meter removal, and stopping the ‘smart’ meter agenda, is https://InPowerMovement.com. There you can watch InPower Episodes 1 & 2 of the docu-series, then either use the documents and guides (free) to do the Notice of Liability process, or sign up to InPower’s email list to be notified when their next phase launches. InPower’s next phase is making it into an automated process with full support and groups.

      2) If you are looking for short & concise info about opt-ing out & dealing with your utility, please see my free guide, “5 Ways To Reduce EMF Exposure” — specifically, pages 10-12 on ‘smart’ meters.

      Best wishes,
      Josh

  • (From The Netherlands) I recently sent a refusal of the smart- and digital meters by recorded delivery to my utility company. Their representative said that my meter must be replaced because it no longer met the statutary requirements (it was declared obsolete on the basis of random testing). I stated that if this was the case, I was prepared to have it replaced with another analogue meter, but this was basically ignored. Instead, I was informed that the utility company was only responsible for the rolling out of the meters and I was referred on to a higher authority. I was also informed that if I did not consent to the utility company’s next letter, a procedure would be instigated to cut me off! Any suggestions?

    • I believe that magnets would throw the “smart meter” into a state of electronic Alzheimer’s. Get a hold of some scientist who might know how big a magnet you would need to install near your smart meter to take it out.

    • I was told by the electricity distributor that it was “law” to have a smart meter and gave me in writing that they were going to cut off my energy in four weeks time. I insisted in writing (always, as you need proof) that they send me that “law” – after receiving and reading 60 pages of small print I knew that it was not a law! I contacted the ombudsman and send him all my correspondence in copy accusing the retailer of lying, bullying, blackmail etc. Although the website of the ombudsman told me that it was “law” to have a smart meter I stood my ground and still have my analog meter today – 6 years after the fight. It was a bit more complicated with me because I had solar panels installed, which the retailer insisted to have inspected which I did not allow as I had it inspected already cost free for me with the installation. Nobody read my meter for those six years and the bills I receive are about fair. When calculating the costs of batteries etc. to be self-sufficient, the costs are far higher than my bills, taking my age into consideration. I am 80 years old now.

  • I truly hope and pray that this smart meter program will come to an end before it’s too late. I myself have one installed on my home as well. I didn’t want it but I was given no choice in the matter I had never had Vertigo before and I’ve had it 2 times in this last year. My bedroom wall is up against the smart meter…hum ??? Thank you for the information and I hope that everyone who watches it will help stop it.

  • Where do I get the questionnaire, to hand to the power company who wants to check the status of my smart appliances and smart meter?

  • We, in this area (Kaslo, B.C. Canada) fought aginst the “smart meters” and were able to have our meters physically “read” for a fee of $9.00 per month. No more energy radiation on those homes/locations. No physical radiation.

    Rob

  • Josh, I have been all over your website “inpowermovement” and have made a donation and subscribed but I can truly say that there is no where to look at or download the NoL, no ‘documents and guides’ and no episodes 1 & 2 ???

    The documentary was beyond amazing and as I’m the only person I know that is aware of the extent of corruption and what is ‘Revelation’ type scenarios that are upon us, it is the first time in a long time that I actually didn’t feel alone and in paralysing fear.

    So please get back to me to let me know where these things are hiding on your website!!

    Thanks so much for everything you are doing!
    Louise (Australia)

  • Hi All, I’m living in south of France and in our beautiful country our smart meter has a pretty name called ” LinkY ” and is all “chlorophyll green” colour to make it more “green” and acceptable. There is actually a big fight between ENEDIS who is the provider of these Lucifer’s devices and hundreds of citizens organisations around the country who say “NO” to these ” LinkY”.
    Your documentary is great and I will try to take the time to add French translations if you permit me before to spray it all around the country via groups on the network.

    Many thanks for your good job and keep fighting.

    Gilles

  • An outstanding documentary! Scary as it is; only commenting briefly to attest to its veracity. We live in Norway, and we’ve had smart meters in our building for a long time. In 2015, my husband, who always has been healthy, developed strange symptoms. He could not sleep at night; started sweating, getting palpitations and irregular heart beat. Some nights it was so bad he thought he was going to get a heart attack. Only after a year did a discover that in US, smart meters were said to emit frequencies that could influence human heart beat. I was skeptic at first, as I always am. We are both scientifically minded and highly educated. Then we remembered that the meters were changed, the frequency was changed, just before my husband experienced health problems. He changed the room in which he slept, and within a month or more, the symptoms abated and are now gone. The room in which he slept was within 16 feet of the new meter. The position of the bed was aligned with the position of meter communicating with the base outside. It still was difficult to believe that something that dangerous could be installed, but it is true. Also, they changed the outside lights to LED so bright that it is impossible to sleep. All digital technology disturbs our brain, as it is best adapted to the analogue. The LED technology hurts my brain, and is bad for anyone with photo sensitivity or proneness to seizures. The bulb is not glowing as in analogue technology, imitating the natural light, but emits pulses instead. This is supposedly saving energy, yet not the eyes as it is such a poor source of light. The light industry officials in the UK and other countries fought the EU on this artificial technology, to no avail. We now know about the Agenda 21, an extensive plan to exercise global governance through technological dominance and global experimentation. The plan is failing miserably, yet the victims are real.

  • Thank you Josh! An amazingly well done film! I am a power engineer and I have been letting people know for years, that the power that runs through their walls is an unfiltered, unharmonized power that will make them and their appliances sick! That their power provider knows this but doesn’t care! And also, do not let them put a smart meter on your home as it will do 10 times plus the harm! I then tell them to shop online for EMF protection devices.
    Please contact me as I have a close friend who you need to talk to! She almost died from EMF poisoning! A great advocate for the team! I’m from Halifax,NS
    Thanks again and I look forward to talking with you! Cheers

      • Jan 14, 2019 5G Wireless: A Dangerous ‘Experiment on Humanity’

        Scientists, environmental groups, doctors and citizens around the world are appealing to all governments to halt telecommunications companies’ deployment of 5G (fifth generation) wireless networks, which they call “an experiment on humanity and the environment that is defined as a crime under international law.”

        https://youtu.be/H_f9gpg4t6c

    • Hi Mike,

      Takin a chance to ask question per you invitation, thank you. We are in the process of installing solar panels. But, just today watching the video, I am really much concerned as they said they will install smart meter that will run in two directions. That there is no analog meter with this functionality. Is that true? What should we do in this case?
      Looking forward to your reply.
      Inna.

  • Thank you for putting together this well documented and scientific presentation of the harmful effects of “smart” EMF technology. I’ve personally been impacted by smart meters; they literally were the ruin of my life for nearly a year. I went from being a completely healthy 26 year old to an insomniac, sickly 27 year old. I didn’t know what was causing this extremely painful degradation of my health that developed seemingly out of the blue. I didn’t know at the time what smart meters were, but I was acutely aware that I was exhausted from a full day of work and activity each day, and I’d come home, get in bed, and my exhaustion would turn to a feeling of nausea and being COMPLETELY wired. Day after day, month after month, my shear youthful strength rapidly had begun to collapse. I’d wake up (from light, nonrestorative sleep) every morning crying and in extreme pain, feeling as though I’d been charred in an oven all night, only to have to get up to go to work. I remember calling family each evening, crying in desperation after work, napping in my car every chance I could get, because I knew once I got home, I wouldn’t be able to sleep. I knew it was my environment that was causing my sickness, but I didn’t understand why. Only by God’s grace, I came across the very little information that was available at the time (2015) on smart meters, and sure enough, my bed was in the path of the smart meters both on my home and in the homes surrounding mine. Once I moved from my environment, I did better, but, living in LA, the EMF pollution is severe, and avoiding smart meters (and now, even worse – 5G cell towers) is like trying to avoid CA’s sunlight… I try to warn others, and although they respect me as an engineer and a reasonable, logical person, the common reaction I receive from others that I share this information with is that I’m crazy, paranoid, or a hypochondriac to believe such an “obscurity.” My sickness developed into full blown electrosensitivity after living in a year in the environment next to these smart meters. It’s really angering to have others completely undermine, belittle, or even mock my sickness and the validity of how harmful smart meters and 5G cell towers are. It’s bad enough to be so sick; it really compounds the matter to have people not only NOT listen or have sympathy, but add insult to injury. I liken it to the early 1900’s before germs and their impact were understood. What can’t be seen with the naked eye can’t exist nor be harmful, right? We have gone back to times of antiquity in regards to our consideration of radiation, despite having innumerable scientific proof of its extremely harmful effects, especially in the case of long term exposure… I am irate that the power companies are subjecting people to these health hazards. How is this NOT unlawful??? If there is a way that I can help beyond what is listed at the end of the video, please let me know. 5G cell towers and smart meters have severely curtailed my health, and I want to be involved in any way that I can to halt this cursed technology’s proliferation.

  • Josh, thanks for your help bringing this key information out to the world 🙂
    Do you think there will be a chance in the future that the documentary will be subtitled in Dutch as well? I can understand it pretty good, but some of my friends find it more difficult.
    Thanks again!

  • I have found the video and information provided by Take Back Your Power to be informative and thought provoking. I, for one, am against any and all technology that emits any life threatening and health affecting frequencies and collects personal information unknown to myself. Our collective health, safety and right to privacy should be protected against the big corporate bullies and governments. Thank you for your empowering message and continued efforts to free every single person in society from being abused or destroyed.

  • Hey Josh,
    Excellent film… very informative. I will share it with as many people as will watch it. The one thing that I noticed you did not address, is the part that U.N. Agenda 21 has in all of this. One of the primary goals of this awful initiative is to reduce the population of the WORLD to a half a billion people. They’ll have to kill off 7 Billion of us to do that! What better way than the methods they are using…smart meters, 5G, GMOs, vaccines, chem trails, nano technology, climate change (big hoax) and I’m guessing a myriad of other things that we may not even be aware of as yet. I believe that with all of the push back we give to these things, it’s much bigger than just our rights to health, privacy and quality of life. None of those mean anything if we’re dropping like flies from all of the poisons being put out there, things we cannot escape. I truly think that this component must be considered as the biggest part of the picture, and all of the elements I listed are pieces in that bigger, global puzzle. The elites who are running the show from the very top of the food chain don’t want us around. They refer to “us” as “useless eaters” because we consume too much. The list goes on, but not for this forum. Anyway, they have an agenda behind all that they do, and that is why they will continue to push back. THAT is why we have to continue to fight and tell as many people as possible about all of this. You are definitely doing your part and I commend you! Keep up the good work!

  • I wondered why I haven’t had aphids attack my honeysuckle and roses like always, or the wonderful ladybirds and hover flies that farm them, or butterflies, moths, spiders, beetles, worms in the soil, and the sweet little song birds that used come in flocks. You inclusion of aphids dancing at radiation pulses 14 miles from the source resonated and I realise this has all happened since a smart meter was installed, simply because they didn’t want to pay for meter readers. The only insects thriving are ants, and that’s because they help themselves to stuff inside my house. Whether I like the insects or not, without them we/the environment/flora and fauna are lost. I have bees, I understand under 5g they get confused and can’t find their way home. I’ve been worried about my pets of late. I’ve lived with pets all my life and they are showing very unpet-like aging – lots of growth type lumps. Hearing about the cancers, I’m thinking they are affected too.

    I understand Agenda 21s idea of cutting the population down, but if everyone of the billions we have now did a little something within their area and ability (and we can all do something) we could repair the damage humans have done to this world in a very short time and provide enough food and decent living.

    Right now, I’m being forced to remove 6 healthy one-hundred-year old 40-60′ trees which provide shade, oxygen and cool our home. They say because of their risk of fire-which is highly unlikely here. I’m 70 and don’t have the money to do so and will be going into battle for them. I realise now that this is because they also provide a minimal shield to the 5G and EMF radiation and signals, and of course, overhead surveillance. Think I’ll take up nude sunbathing just to scare them.

    Good luck everybody. I’m doing my share at grass roots level and writing to everyone to complain. Never give up. Share your stories with everyone-that’s how we learn. Get a dialogue going, and others will open up to you.

  • my daughter lives in an apartment complex 10 meters downstairs what can i do ? mine touches my house i doo not want these things help im in illinois i need help fighting this please !

  • i suffer from severe fatigue and insomnia baddd my meter is on my bedroom wall outside !! im soo frustrated with this 5g smart meter stuff and chemtrails

  • i suffer from fibromylga nerve damage headaches noooo energy heart palpitation anxiety ..weird as i typed that the lady came on saying about heart palpitation !!! do the emf covers work? im a one woman team and dk where to start will u please guide me ?

  • I also think that a class action law suit is in order for using our dollars to transmit the information collected on each house hold Since we have opted out of the smart meter our electric bill dropped considerably from $120 dollars a month too $80 dollars a month plus given the fact that we are on the care program it more than likely is a whole lot more

  • Great documentary! I learned so much. I found this after I got a post card in the mail from Duke Energy saying they were installing a smart meter on my home. I’m sure the post card was easily missed as junk mail by many folks. It said to call within 21 days of receiving to avoid a $75 opt out fee and a $17.50 monthly opt-out meter reading fee will apply. This stinks!

  • SMART METERS AND 5G MUST BE STOPPED BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY. GREAT VIDEO .WE HAVE TO END THESE CORPORATE ELITE’S FROM KILLING US FOE PROFIT.