Category Archives: BILLING PROBLEMS

Looking to sell utility billing data to lenders, Urjanet rakes in $20 million

https://urjanet.com/services/utility-bill-data/

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“Urjanet’s technology is used to track cost and usage information from 4,000 utilities in 30 countries. That data collected from electric, gas, telecommunications, water, and waste providers, is used by small and medium-sized businesses, and multinational companies, to automate accounting and bill processing, manage energy costs, and comply with reporting regulations, the company said….

“Oak HC/FT’s financing will enable us to broaden our reach to the world’s largest corporations and utility providers, as well as accelerate our launch of new applications using utility data as an alternative source for credit scoring and identity verification,” said Sanjoy Malik, Urjanet’s chief executive, in a statement.”

https://techcrunch.com/2017/03/02/looking-to-sell-utility-billing-data-to-lenders-urjanet-rakes-in-20-million/

Our data is more valuable than the electricity being sold.  And, YES, BC Hydro and FortisBC are clients of Urjanet.  Search:  https://urjanet.com/utility-data/  by typing in BC Hydro and FortisBC.

http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/The-Age-of-Surveillance-Capitalism-The-Fight-for-a-Human-Future-at-the-New-Frontier-of-Power-by-Shoshana-Zuboff.png

Surveillance Capitalism Includes Utility “Smart” Meters. Utility Companies Collect Customer Usage Data 24/7. Are Yours Selling It to 3rd Parties?

“Recently, Harvard professor Shoshana Zuboff published a new book called The Age of Surveillance Capitalism which reveals how businesses not only offer services to customers – they collect personal data on them in order to sell it to 3rd parties.  Much of this is done without customer knowledge or consent….

Urjanet’s technology is used to track cost and usage information from 4,000 utilities in 30 countries.”

https://www.activistpost.com/2019/02/surveillance-capitalism-includes-utility-smart-meters-utility-companies-collect-customer-usage-data-24-7-are-yours-selling-it-to-3rd-parties.html

Please note: This article includes the updated version of “Take Back Your Power”, which is very good, until the last 10 min. or so in which he speaks of liability, legality, etc. I wish to warn you that Josh makes statements that do not pertain to BC where smeters are mandated by law. The law was written by the Liberals and is supported by the NDP. Until the Clean Energy Act is changed, we are stuck if we want electricity. Many of us have paid thousands in extortion fees — which have yet to be accounted for — and many of us continue to pay. Many others, the vast majority, were given no choice to even pay the extortion. Josh also promotes his unique, and “legal” approach that lawyers say will not work and which never managed to prevent the installation of or the removal of a smeter in BC — or elsewhere that I have been able to confirm. Our only way to protect our homes and our rights is to demand that these things be removed from our homes and analog meters returned by demanding that the Clean Energy Act be amended.

Also in this article is a link to an interesting article about how a company (Urjanet) is gathering and selling data obtained via smeters to various corporations, including financial institutions which are using it to determine credit scores. This is yet more evidence that smeters are gathering data not needed for billing and, without our permission or awareness, it can be sold.

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1) – http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/2019-04-25-hydro-and-fortis-linked-to-company-that-sells-smeter-data/

More Links Between Brain Cancer and Cell Phones. Sharon Noble – The Goddard Report with Jim Goddard – April 4, 2018

(audio 29:30) More Links Between Brain Cancer and Cell Phones. Sharon Noble – The Goddard Report with Jim Goddard by talkdigitalnetwork – YouTube – April 04, 2018:
(Report finds 47 fires caused by Smart Meters, no government reaction)

Guest’s website: http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/

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(podcast 29:08) April 4, 2018 | More Links Between Brain Cancer and Cell Phones – The Goddard Report with Jim Goddard by HoweStreet.com – April 04, 2018:

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Ramazzinihttp://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/z/2017-02-15-world-renowned-italian-institute-confirms-results-of-national-toxicology-program/ (4 & Letters)

See BCUC & Smart Meter Fires Report (July 2017): http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/bcuc-smart-meter-fires-the-failure-to-protect/)

The Goddard Report Video Archives of Interviews with Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters re Smart Meters and Health Issues from Wireless Technologies:

“Normal” Background Microwave Radiation Causing Cancer. Sharon Noble – The Goddard Report with Jim Goddard – March 23, 2018

(audio26:08) “Normal” Background Microwave Radiation Causing Cancer. Sharon NobleMarch 23, 2018 – The Goddard Report with Jim Goddard by talkdigitalnetwork – YouTube – March 23, 2018:

(BC Hydro admits 55 smart meter “incidents” but won’t take action to prevent fires

 

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(podcast 25:58) March 23, 2018 | “Normal” Background Microwave Radiation Causing Cancer – The Goddard Report with Jim Goddard by HoweStreet.com – March 23, 2018:- https://www.howestreet.com/2018/03/23/normal-background-microwave-radiation-causing-cancer/

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Read – http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/z/2017-02-15-world-renowned-italian-institute-confirms-results-of-national-toxicology-program/ (4 & Letters)

Read – http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/2018-01-22-please-read-5g-is-going-to-be-much-worse-than-we-have-been-told/

See BCUC & Smart Meter Fires Report (July 2017): http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/bcuc-smart-meter-fires-the-failure-to-protect/)

The Goddard Report Video Archives of Interviews with Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters re Smart Meters and Health Issues from Wireless Technologies:

Strong Link Between Microwaves and Cancer. Sharon Noble – The Goddard Report with Jim Goddard – February 27, 2018

(audio 27:38) Strong Link Between Microwaves and Cancer. Sharon Noble – The Goddard Report with Jim Goddard by talkdigitalnetwork – YouTube – February 27, 2018:
(US Warns on China Company that Supplies Canada Telecommunications)

Guest’s website: http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/

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(podcast 27:17) February 27, 2018 | Strong Link Between Microwaves and Cancer – The Goddard Report with Jim Goddard by HoweStreet.com – February 27, 2018:

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Read – http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/z/2017-02-15-world-renowned-italian-institute-confirms-results-of-national-toxicology-program/ (4 & Letters)

Read – http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/2018-01-22-please-read-5g-is-going-to-be-much-worse-than-we-have-been-told/

See BCUC & Smart Meter Fires Report (July 2017): http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/bcuc-smart-meter-fires-the-failure-to-protect/)

The Goddard Report Video Archives of Interviews with Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters re Smart Meters and Health Issues from Wireless Technologies:

Are Cell Phones The “New Tobacco”? Sharon Noble – The Goddard Report with Jim Goddard – February 14, 2018

(video 37:12) Are Cell Phones The “New Tobacco”? Sharon Noble – February 14, 2018 – The Goddard Report with Jim Goddard by TalkDigitalNetwork – YouTube – February 14, 2018:
(BC Utilities Commission Refuses to Act on Damning Smart Meter Fire Report
– Guest’s website: http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/
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(podcast 36:22) February 14, 2018 | Are Cell Phones The “New Tobacco”? – The Goddard Report with Jim Goddard – HoweStreet.com – February 14, 2018:

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Read – http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/2018-01-22-please-read-5g-is-going-to-be-much-worse-than-we-have-been-told/

See BCUC & Smart Meter Fires Report (July 2017): http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/bcuc-smart-meter-fires-the-failure-to-protect/)

The Goddard Report Video Archives of Interviews with Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters re Smart Meters and Health Issues from Wireless Technologies:

Why Don’t Trudeau and Horgan Care About Smart Meter Fires? Sharon Noble – The Goddard Report with Jim Goddard – January 11, 2018

(audio 24:43) Why Don’t Trudeau and Horgan Care About Smart Meter Fires? Sharon NobleJanuary 11, 2018 – The Goddard Report with Jim Goddard by talkdigitalnetwork – YouTube – January 11, 2018:
(What BC Hydro didn’t want you to know about Smart Meters
– Guest’s website: http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/
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(podcast 24:30) January 11, 2018 | Why Don’t Trudeau and Horgan Care About Smart Meter Fires? – The Goddard Report with Jim Goddard – HoweStreet.com – January 11, 2018:

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See BCUC & Smart Meter Fires Report (July 2017): http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/bcuc-smart-meter-fires-the-failure-to-protect/)

The Goddard Report Video Archives of Interviews with Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters re Smart Meters and Health Issues from Wireless Technologies:

BC Hydro Costing Smart Meter Users $24 Million a Year? Sharon Noble – The Goddard Report with Jim Goddard – November 29, 2017

(audio 34:39) BC Hydro Costing Smart Meter Users $24 Million a Year? Sharon Noble – The Goddard Report with Jim Goddard – November 29, 2017 by talkdigitalnetwork – YouTube – November 29, 2017:
(Are BC Hydro tests missing smart meter flaws? Guest’s website: http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/
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(podcast 34:17) November 29, 2017 | BC Hydro Costing Smart Meter Users $24 Million a Year? – The Goddard Report with Jim Goddard – HoweStreet.com – November 29, 2017:

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See BCUC & Smart Meter Fires Report (July 2017): http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/bcuc-smart-meter-fires-the-failure-to-protect/)

The Goddard Report Video Archives of Interviews with Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters re Smart Meters and Health Issues from Wireless Technologies:

Could BC Gov be Sued for Ignoring Smart Meter Fire Report? Sharon Noble – October 17, 2017 – The Goddard Report with Jim Goddard

(audio 21:55) Could BC Gov be Sued for Ignoring Smart Meter Fire Report? Sharon Noble – October 17, 2017 – The Goddard Report with Jim Goddard by talkdigitalnetwork – YouTube – October 17, 2017:
(North Korea very capable of destroying our power grid
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See BCUC & Smart Meter Fires Report (July 2017): http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/bcuc-smart-meter-fires-the-failure-to-protect/)

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The Goddard Report Video Archives of Interviews with Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters re Smart Meters and Health Issues from Wireless Technologies:

Are Cell Phones and Tablets Frying Your Kid’s Brains? Why is BC Charging so much for Smart Meters?

(audio 24:01) [Bills – Health] Are Cell Phones and Tablets Frying Your Kid’s Brains? Sharon NobleApril 14, 2017 – The Goddard Report with Jim Goddard by talkdigitalnetwork – YouTube – April 14, 2017:

(Why is BC Charging so much for Smart Meters?
Guest’s website: http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/)
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The Goddard Report Video Archives of Interviews with Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters

re Smart Meters and Health Issues from Wireless Technologies:

https://www.youtube.com/user/talkdigitalnetwork/search?query=sharon+noble

Are Smart Meters Stealing Your Money? Do Cities have the right to force you to install a smart water meter?

(audio 27:38) Are Smart Meters Stealing Your Money? Sharon Noble March 16, 2017 by talkdigitalnetwork – YouTube – March 16, 2017:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgCUzJ-6VUA&feature=youtu.be

(Do Cities have the right to force you to install a smart water meter?
Guest’s website: http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/)

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podcast (audio 27:16) Are Smart Meters Stealing Your Money? – The Goddard Report with Jim Goddard – HoweStreet.com – March 16, 2017:

http://www.howestreet.com/2017/03/16/are-smart-meters-stealing-your-money/

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The Goddard Report Video Archives of Interviews with Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters

re Smart Meters and Health Issues from Wireless Technologies:

https://www.youtube.com/user/talkdigitalnetwork/search?query=sharon+noble