- BC Hydro will be reviewed by the BCUC in Feb. 2016, unless Bennett and Clark decide to shut BCUC out of the process again. Why is it that this government is so afraid of programs being reviewed and for them to be overseen by an outside body?
When the commission hearings begin in February, years of pent-up questions about those decisions will finally have a forum in a formal revenue requirement application, which promises the courtroom spectacle of seeing Hydro’s top brass under cross-examination.
“Frankly, you are going to have a year to feast on all of the information that will become public,” Mr. Bennett promised.
- Over the last couple of days, I’ve received phone calls and emails from several people who have received threatening letters from BC Hydro saying that if access is not provided for a meter exchange within 10 days, power will be shut off. No explanation is provided. No reason for the meter exchange – whether because the current meter has “expired” or if BC Hydro is trying to install a smart meter. In some instances, when calling Hydro, the account holder has been told he/she must accept a smart meter, period. No reason is given, even though the person consistently has refused to allow a smart meter and has been part of the legacy program. BC Hydro obviously is using another tactic to intimidate and harass.
- Know that if you did not agree to having a smart meter, with or without a transmitter, on or after Dec. 1, 2013 and agreed to pay legacy fees, by law BC Hydro cannot put a smart meter on your home if your meter has not expired and, if it has, another legacy meter is available. Demand everything be documented in writing. Record all conversations if you can. Document the issue and lodge a formal complaint with BCUC complaint officer Patrick Wruck, 604-660-3632 or email email@example.com I know our MLAs have not been responsive, but copy them. It is their job to help you – don’t let them off the hook so easily. And cc. John Horgan. John.Horgan.firstname.lastname@example.org
- “I’ve served my country for more than 25 years as a member of the United States Air Force, both on active duty and as a civilian. I’ve spent my entire career as a member of the Air Force’s Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Agency and its predecessor organizations, the Air Intelligence Agency, the Air Force Intelligence Command, and the Electronic Security Command. I’ve served in various locations throughout the world during my career, including Japan & Saudi Arabia. I am a veteran of the 1991 Persian Gulf War. I also earned professional certifications from the National Security Agency as an Intelligence Analyst, and the Director of National Intelligence as an Intelligence Community Officer during my career. I have an M.S. in Computer Systems from the University of Maryland Graduate School of Management and Technology, and am a Certified Information Systems Security Professional.” http://tomwither.com/
Open letter from a cyber terrorist by Tom Wither – The Hill – September 30, 2015:
- A group of “skeptics” that is headed by a multi-millionaire who has fought independent scientists who have studied GMO, vaccines, climate change or dangers of microwave radiation, who has “bent” many “researchers” to support his biased, profit promoting smears, is holding a “conference” in Montreal in October. One of the “experts” presenting evidence re. vaccines is Paul Offit (backed by big Pharma). He truly is one of the “bent” scientists who twist the facts and mislead.
- In Michigan, legislators are introducing a bill to allow opting out of the smeter program for $5 a month (current charges are $10). From the sounds of it, DTE utility is as big a bully as BC Hydro and FortisBC and are using the exact same tactics of lying and intimidation.
- Utilities in every country are eager to begin to use all the massive data being provided by the $$meters. What is this data? How is it being used? We have a right to know.
““CGI has been at the forefront of advanced meter infrastructure (AMI) management since the AMI concept first emerged and developed Sm@rtering to manage the collection and processing of AMI data,” said CGI Vice-President Paulo Luz, who leads CGI’s Energy and Utilities business unit in Portugal. “As the energy market becomes increasingly smarter, utilities must be prepared to handle more data than ever before and need robust, intelligent solutions.”
- Mark your calendars for a special event. Magda Havas will be speaking in Kelowna, Friday, Nov.13, 7-9pm. Details below in the flyer. Tell your friends.
Newsletter prepared by Sharon Noble
“When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty.” Thomas Jefferson.