1) From a US activist who has been searching for the real reason for $$meters. Not everyone will agree with some of her ideas, but I think they are worth considering. We’ve all been asking why? Nothing makes sense economically or environmentally, so why? And why all around the world at exactly the same time?
“Unethical human experimentation took place on vulnerable populations in Missouri in the decades following WWII. The public narrative was that scientists were researching whether they could shield American cities from Russian warplanes using harmless smokescreen cloud dispersals….
While a tight-knit group knew the true nature of the St. Louis study, thousands who implemented the project and who participated did not.
A similar elite group of insiders is participating in the smart meter narrative, including Lawrence Berkley (sic) Labs, except that the cast of players has been expanded to include the telecom industry, utilities, regulators, the tech sector, and state and federal elected officials.”
2) In Pennsylvania, another complaint is being heard about health effects caused by the smeters. I hope you will add your comments.
“For the second time in a month, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission ordered Thursday a hearing on a customer complaint that a Peco Energy Co. smart meter is responsible for a health problem.”
Mr. Darin Sanders
Customer Service Operations
Dear Mr. Sanders:
We sent an official letter dated February 19, 2016 addressed to you concerning our analogue meter, and received a very informal reply from someone called “Michael.” We do not appreciate being addressed by our first names by someone we do not know, have never met, and is not a friend; nor do we consider it appropriate legal business practice sending out letters in this manner, and ‘written’ by someone who just gives a first name, even if it is a form letter.
There is so much rhetoric in this form letter, it is sickening. We are not ignorant of this issue. I have worked for 28 years in the field of electronics and lithium batteries and know whereof I speak. Smart meters with their lithium battery are a ticking time bomb. BC Hydro is promoting smart meters and transmitter-off (?) smart meters when it is a known fact they have caused many fires in BC, Saskatchewan, Ontario, the United States and elsewhere. Proper independent investigation into these fires needs to be carried out. Our lives and our homes matter!
Unfortunately, the Liberal Government, via BC Hydro, has continued to bully those of us who wish to be kept free from excessive radiation in our own homes. Every outlet, every wire, every appliance in a home with a smart meter transmits radiation to each and every area of that home, radiating every individual in the ‘privacy’ of their own dwelling. Our homes, which were once our haven, are now being invaded and proselytized by those whose goal is money. Conscience has disappeared. Greed and self-advancement have taken over — at our peril!
As stated in our letter of February 19, 2016, we currently have an analogue meter, and expect to be given another analogue meter since we have been paying under duress the exorbitant extortion fees mandated by the Liberal government and BC Hydro.
We do require an appointment time because of our many medical appointments due to serious health problems. It is not okay to remove and reinsert another meter into a loaded socket. To protect our investment–our home and everything in it–we will not remove the cage around our current analogue meter to enable you to change it for another analogue meter, unless we are home.
We respectfully request a phone call giving us a mutually convenient day and time if and when the analogue meter is to be exchanged for same.
Dear Mr Sanders,
With regard to Acct. no. xxx
Thank you for your letter of Feb 16th informing me of your intention to replace my analog meter.
You say in the letter that my current meter will expire shortly. Also you say that you have no analog meters left and want to replace with either a smart meter or a meter with a transmitter. I cannot accept either of these options, but will be accepting of another analog meter. I have been paying the “legacy” fee for several years now, and it must be obvious to all, that I do not want anything different. Why would I pay this extra money under duress unless that was the only acceptable meter for me.
I have lived here since 1993, and until December 2013 had one analog meter for the whole time, that is for a period of 20 years with no problems with the meter. Now you tell me that after 3 years it needs to be replaced. Forgive me for mistrusting your intent in this matter but I require proof that this meter needs replacement, in the form of a screen shot of records for all meters (TWO) that have been attached to my house.
If you are willing to replace my meter with another analog meter I would like you to give me an appointment as I am babysitting a friend’s dog at present and am a little unsure of how she will react. She is young and a little unpredictable, a boxer/mastiff cross.
I phoned BC Hydro yesterday and spoke to Jessica at 9.58am and told her about my concerns, and refusal to have anything but an analog meter. I hope you will be able to see my point of view and act accordingly. I am finding this whole event with BC Hydro rather unpleasant and stressful. It would be really nice if BC Hydro adopted a more helpful honest approach to dealing with customers.
RE: METER ######
I am responding to your e-mail below.(not included – same form letter everyone has rec’d) To begin with you are not seeing the fact that I am in a townhouse compound and the only way entry can be gained to the electrical room is if I am at home. Therefore….an appointment must be made. I am the chair person of the units and hold the key to the electrical room after we had the locks changed to not allow any outside entrance to this room. I will not pay for any calls made by your people without this appointment being made.
Secondly… Our provincial government indicated that we will not be forced to change our meters. I quote from this item;
“Individual home owners who had not yet had a smart meter installed on their home, would not have to have one.
“BC Hydro may be contacting those ‘hold outs’ one last time and if you say ‘no’ and do not consent – that is the end of it. You will not be ‘forced’ into having one or be in fear of it being installed when you are not home.”
Asked for clarification, Hogg referred to a press release and a Jan. 23 op-ed piece issued by Coleman.
“‘BC Hydro will not install a new meter without the homeowner’s consent’ – that’s the key message,” Hogg said.
I do not consent to a digital meter being installed. I have an analog meter and if it is expiring at the end of the year 2016, I insist on it being replaced with another analog. If I had wanted a radio-off digital meter containing lithium batteries that can explode, I would have ordered that at the start of the process and would have been hijacked of $40.00 dollars every two months versus $64.80!
Please advise that you have received this e-mail and that you understand my position clearly.
Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters