2014-07-06 Is Hydro discriminating by charging those with “legacy” meters but not those with smeters that must be read

1)   From a member who is paying for his analog to be read.
This is discrimination and we should all complain to BCUC (Patrick.wruck@bcuc.com).

This could go on indefinitely as Hydro seems to be having problems finishing the grid.
Under the regulations that apply to BC Hydro, all customers must be treated equally. Just as a Note … there are still not collectors in the area for these smart meters yet (specifically mine Jingle Pot) says the Meter installer, so they are still manually reading them, what a joke! right now it’s just a waste of power these things emitting wasted energy…. shame on them for wasting our money and our energy.

2)   This article from the UK sums up very well the many problems with the smeters and grid that we have in BC.               http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2681954/Unveiled-New-200-smart-meters-household-pay-not-work.html

3)   Fortis is getting the propaganda out. Please comment http://kelowna.myezrock.com/ContactUs.aspx               http://kelowna.myezrock.com/News/Kelowna/2014/07/04/smart-meters-on-the-way-next-january

4)   Huge amounts of energyare being consumed by wireless devices.

“In 2013, the world’s networked devices consumed around 616 terawatt hours (TWh) of electricity, the majority of which was used in standby mode.”

http://www.iea.org/newsroomandevents/pressreleases/2014/july/name-108223-en.html

5)   A warning from “Veterans Today” about the ubiquitous wireless radiation that is capable of altering the genes of our children.  

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/07/05/wifi-an-invisible-but-ubiquitous-threat-to-the-future-of-the-species/

6)   Some Australian schools are removing wifi, preferring to take the precautionary approach, using wired internet access.
This is a decision that is up to individual school boards in BC , but parents are not being told of the dangers.
Children are exposed to RF from wifi all day in school and all night to smart meters all night.
All of this is  allowed and encouraged by our Medical Health Director, Perry Kendall.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YF5XeQAHtQE

7)   “A report issued by US investment bank, Morgan Stanley, recently attests to the fact that utility companies are about to have to go looking for a new scam”

http://www.nationofchange.org/utility-companies-doomed-more-people-go-grid-1402926311

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Letters:

Date: July 6, 2014 7:51:53 AM PDT (CA)

To: safetycode6codedesecurite6@hc-sc.gc.ca

Cc: rmacdonald@rsc-src.ca

Subject: Safety Code 6

I understand the mandate of regulators and the Royal Society is to protect the public interest.

The Royal Society Report is an egregious violation of that principle.
I am appalled my taxes are paying for a report that protects not the public, but corporate interests.

It is not enough that Canada’s standards are amongst the lowest in the world but you have entirely
ignored even the possibility of the negative health impacts of smart meters because non-thermal effects were not even considered or were dismissed.

I am not an expert of EMF but even a layman would not ignore such a major factor,  some would say the primary factor, particularly since there are peer reviewed studies documenting damage to human health at exposures below levels currently accepted as safe.

Why did you ignore and dismiss the possibility of non-thermal effects?  Is that acting in the public interest?
Is that not stacking the deck AGAINST the public?
Do you accept the precautionary principle has some application here, particularly with regard to child and infant health?

Will you reconsider?

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Sent: July 6, 2014 10:12 AM
To: Greg.Reimer@bchydro.com
Cc: commission.secretary@bcuc.com; bill.bennett.mla@leg.bc.ca; andrew.weaver.mla@leg.bc.ca; john.horgan.mla@leg.bc.ca; mike.farnworth.mla@leg.bc.ca; dsnoble@shaw.ca
Subject: RE: Request of BC Hydro Smart Metering Program

Regarding Account # XXXXX

Dear Mr. Greg Reimer –

We appreciate Jessica’s reply, however our respectful requests were not addressed.

We already understand that clear and free access to the meter is essential.

We already understand that the accuracy seal on our meter has expired.

Our letter was requesting an analogue meter to replace the analogue that we have now;
also we requested that the replacement be done in a window of time that we’ll be present there during the day….that was between August 8th and August 25th; or any time after mid-October.

** What dates between August 8th –  25th, or any time after October 15th, would be workable for you for this meter exchange  ?

We will be very happy to co-ordinate with your schedule and will appreciate your response.

It is important for homeowners to be home while any work is being done on their premises; we can turn off the power appropriately from inside.

 

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