- Not Smart meter specific, but if the money trail were followed, wouldn’t it be interesting to see how much ITRON and Corix have contributed?
- Africa uses its Smart meters to “load limit”, reducing or shutting power off for short periods. There are major concerns for technical or medical equipment. We have no idea how Hydro and Fortis will be controlling use of energy, but anything can happen once the grid is up and working.
- In the UK, problems are common, possible benefits uncertain.
- There are hundreds of studies showing that exposure to RF radiation can and does cause biological effects. More research is showing that the effects can be both harmful and beneficial, depending upon, among other things, the frequency and duration. The fact that there are biological/health effects can no longer be denied, as health Canada and, therefore, Perry Kendall have accepted as their mantra.
“Electromagnetic field (EMF) exposures affect many biological systems. The reproducibility of these effects is related to the intensity, duration, frequency, and pattern of the EMF.”
- A very interesting letter from Ontario, re inexplicably high bills. I was told by an anonymous insider at Hydro that Hydro knows that the smart meters run “a little fast”. I was told the amount of money involved would be so small no customer would notice, maybe only $1 -$2 a month. For every $1 times 12 months times 1.8 million customers is $21,600,000 of stolen money. Grand theft. There is no way for me to prove this, but it’s a concern. Measurements Canada supposedly tests the accuracy of the meters, but this is done in a pristine setting – not on homes with lots of RF interference from all sorts of wireless devices like cell towers and phones, DECT (cordless) phones, wifi modems, and even other smart meters.
No wonder Hydro One customers are cynical by David Lemke – West Carleton Review – April 17, 2015:
And another about the dramatic increase in bills in Ontario, where they have time of use billing. Just wait until we do!
Hydro rates will be destruction of our economy by Rosanna Mallais – Bracebridge Examiner – April 17, 2015:
- I wish to pass on an experience I had with Hydro a couple of days ago that shows how badly trained the people are, and how they will say whatever they think you want to hear. My analog was replaced on April 2 and I wanted to know the expiry date of the “new” meter. I called the phone number in the letter I received. The Hydro rep initially said that the meters don’t expire – they last for 40 years. Analogs do last that long, but they do expire. Could she please check with her supervisor? About 5 min. later she came back and her boss said 40 years. When I told her this was incorrect, that brand new meters are certified for 12 years, she said, “You see.” And hung up.
I called the smart meter department, thinking I’d have a hassle, and they immediately told me until the end of 2018. We can’t trust anything these people tell us. I wonder if the 2018 date is right.