- Further to the spread of smeters around the world, all at the same time:
Nigeria: [Pre-pay – Nigeria] Nigeria launches finance scheme for prepaid meters – ESI Africa – March 04, 2016: – http://www.esi-africa.com/news/nigeria-launches-finance-scheme-for-prepaid-meters/
- One of the experts who are eagerly sharing their expertise about smeters is Ronald Powell. I have provided many of his articles through my updates. On this website you can access them if you would like them for letters, etc.
- Newly formed smeter resistance group in
- From a member’s comment on Facebook. He did react physically to the smeters.
I’m no longer under Fortis rule but BC HYDRO. OUR smart meter is 60 feet from our house. My body rashes are gone so is my itchy skin. Still planning on going off grid. Happy to not being close to any smart meters neighbors are 600 feet from us.
- Non-smeter but another example of why we do not and cannot trust BC Hydro or this govt. No competing bid information is available for major contracts. I tried to find out about other bids for smeters and was told that the same thing, that info is not available if it is deemed harmful to the business interests of a 3rd What about OUR business interests? Just shut up and pay. What is the Auditor General doing about these contracts?
BC government withholds competing bids for Site C contract
“In redacting the bid amounts, the government cites Section 21 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA), which states information can be withheld if its release could be deemed harmful to the business interests of a third party.
“The minister should order BC Hydro to release this information immediately and save everyone the time, energy and money of having to fight this all the way to the information and privacy commissioner.”
About the only thing the FOI response tells the public is that there seemed to be some urgency in getting a public announcement on the contract made. It also raises some question about the thoroughness of the process.”
From a member to “Michael” at Hydro.
Michael: I’m sorry but this is unacceptable. As you said, this meter was probably just taken from another house and put on ours. Yet we were told when our original analog meter was swapped out for this one that the replacement was either “reconditioned” or “re-certified.” Obviously it was neither. This is out-and-out deception.
We are paying the opt-out fee in the Meter Choices program, we are up to date in payments, and therefore we exercise our right to keep this perfectly functional analog meter.
A Measurement Canada source I interviewed told me that the electro-mechanical meters (to use his term) have a “high degree of accuracy.” What’s more, technically speaking, according to MC, BC Hydro is supposed to re-test and re-certify analog meters every 10 years—something else that clearly was not done. Perhaps Measurement Canada auditors need to be aware of this lack of compliance on your part with the Weights and Measures Act and Regulations and the Electricity and Gas Inspection Act and Regulations. So if there’s an issue with accuracy, it’s down to BC Hydro not doing due diligence, nothing to do with us as customers.
If necessary we will have the analog meter independently tested by an accredited agent to see whether it is still measuring power consumption accurately and report to you the results. If at that time we find this analog meter is not measuring accurately, we’re prepared to have it re-calibrated or replaced WITH ANOTHER ANALOG METER that has been recently certified for accuracy. Though in point of fact, it’s BC Hydro’s responsibility as a utility to ensure that its meters are properly calibrated and certified and comply with the various legislation governing these devices.
Sent: March 4, 2016 10:22 AM
To: Dennis and Sharon Noble <email@example.com>
Subject: Fwd: BC Hydro Meter Choices Program
FYI – my contact to my MLA
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Subject: Fwd: BC Hydro Meter Choices Program
Date: March 4, 2016 at 10:21:06 AM PST
I would welcome any support or advice that you are willing to offer with regards to my position on Smart meters. Please see the history of correspondence between Hydro and myself attached. I have trusted information that BC Hydro does indeed have a number of analog meters in stock (contrary to what they say) yet they are pushing their agenda, regardless of my rights or wishes.
Blessings & Gratitude
Newsletter prepared by Sharon Noble
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