2016-05-10 Check your Hydro bills. Did they overbill you?

1)    You might want to listen to what this UK doctor has to say on Thursday:

Thursday, 12th May at 1:00 p.m. EST (10 AM PST or 5 PM GMT) I’m conducting a LIVE interview with Dr. Elizabeth Evans.

Elizabeth Evans trained in Medicine at Cambridge University and St Mary’s Hospital Medical School, London. She worked as a medical doctor from 1996-2002.We will be talking about EMFs and health, and more specifically 2 topics:

WiFi in schools –what every parent should know

·         What the science says about exposing our children to WiFi radiation

·         What we can do to protect our children

Treatment for Electrical sensitivity

What Elizabeth did to recover from electrical sensitivity

What NAET is and how effective it is in treating electrical sensitivity

http://www.electricsense.com/11063/treatment-electrical-sensitivity-emfs/

2)    I heard a rumor that within the last few weeks there was a $$meter fire on Salt Spring Island, but no details are available. If anyone has heard about this and can provide me with any information at all, I would appreciate it very much.

3)    Check your Hydro bills! From a member. Imagine if all of us were overbilled by $1.60 (1.8 million bills!) because of the April 1 rate hike. This company has no shame.

“I just had to share.  I received my hydro bill and was comparing my photo of my meter that I took on April 1 at 9:58 am  to the reading on my bill.   There was an error of 400 kWh.  Hydro had billed me for 400 kwh at the new rate.  I phoned and spoke to Ryan who kindly checked into it for me.  He admitted it was probably an estimate and would give me a refund for the 400 kWh……..are you ready..my next bill will be reduced by $1.60.   He had the nerve to ask me if I really wanted the refund..of course I do.   Too funny.

Glad that Sharon encouraged us to take a photo of the meter on April 1.    I can now get a refund.”

4)    In the USA, the FCC and FTC are all over the cell phone companies for not providing security patches, and rightly so given the privacy issue. But what about the health issue?  NOTHING.

https://www.infopackets.com/news/9844/phone-manufacturers-carriers-under-security-probe

5)    An excellent website that is new to me, with stories from parents whose children suffer(ed) serious health problems after being exposed to Wi-Fi, often in school. Our provincial authorities, in the Health Dept. and the Education Dept., are letting our children down, as are the School Board Trustees and Principals.  Teachers are caught in the middle, being exposed and getting sick, worrying about the children being exposed, but muzzled by the School Boards with threats of termination if they complain. Parents are kept in the dark, with no information about the risks of Wi-Fi being provided, and doctors are ill informed about the cause of the symptoms being presented.  The cone of silence is bought and paid for by the corporations, at the expense of our children’s and grandchildren’s health.

http://www.parentsforsafetechnology.org/our-stories-and-our-children.html

And in Las Vegas, thanks to one dedicated mom’s efforts, the issue of Wi-Fi in schools is beginning to be talked about.

http://www.lasvegasnow.com/news/wifi-in-schools-is-it-hurting-your-child

Letters:

From: X
Sent: May 9, 2016
To: hedy.fry@parl.gc.ca

Subject: Smart Meters

Dear Ms Fry,

I remember meeting you at the Legislature in Winnipeg in 1995, when we women were  preparing to go to the Fourth World Women’s Conference in Beijing. I really admired and respected your position within government and am always amazed that you continue to work so hard for the people of Canada.

I am writing because of my strong concern about the imposition of Smart Meters on homes in BC. We have managed to retain our analogue meter with harsh additional charges from BC Hydro. This is an especially important issue for me, because I have developed a sensitivity to a lot of electrical impulses, such as in cell phones, cordless phones, wi-fi and even the electrical wiring in our home.  Needless to say, I need to be careful to avoid symptoms.

My husband and I decided that we would like to add solar power to our home to lower our hydro bills and to help protect our environment. Little did we know that we would have difficulty in doing this, since BC Hydro no longer allows the use of analogue meters with solar power. Even though our analogue meter goes backwards when the solar power comes in, BC Hydro says this is not acceptable. Analogues were used in years past for such measurements.

BC Hydro has not sent us a bill, since last August 2015, saying that we must have a Smart Meter, or disconnect our solar panel system. Otherwise, they will estimate our usage, based on past usage. To disconnect our solar panels would be a total waste of our investment and a loss to the BC Hydro grid.

The best situation for us would be to use our analogue meter in conjunction with our solar panels. Otherwise, when we can manage it, we will look into going off-grid. This does not seem right, since it discourages people from feeding the grid with solar generated electricity which, in turn, takes some of the burden off of the province having to produce extra power. We would like to see more people feeding the grid, so that projects would not be needed, such as the Site C dam planned to flood so much valuable land and ecology in northern BC.

We would appreciate it if you would look into this situation to see what our actual rights are in light of our belief that we should not be forced or penalized for choosing to protect our bodies, and our home (from Smart Meter caused fires), as well as possible privacy concerns.

We look forward to hearing from you!

X

WHEN THE SLEEPER AWAKES (H.G. WELLS), it could be too late!
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From: XX
Sent: May 10, 2016 7:09 PM
To: Customer.Support@bchydro.com; daren.sanders@bchydro.com; jessica.mcdonald@bchydro.com
Cc: adrian.dix.mla@leg.bc.ca; david.eby.mla@leg.bc.ca; hedy.fry@parl.gc.ca; Sharon Noble

Subject: analog meter

Attention BC Hydro,

The email I received from BC Hydro on April 19, 2016, as well as the phone call on May 10, 2016, by a (male) no name given, DID NOT resolve my concerns. This is what was BC Hydro stated: “Since BC Hydro no longer has a stock of legacy meters, there is no option to have an analog meter.”
This response is unacceptable and unreasonable.

Therefore I will consent to a meter exchange only if the following two conditions are met:

1)  A legacy meter exchange will occur at my home on the condition that BC Hydro install an analog aka “legacy meter” which has been certified by Measurement Canada for at least 10 years to 2026. BC Hydro will provide me with written proof of MC certification including date of expiry PRIOR to installation. BC Hydro will also contact me to set up, in advance, an appointment for this meter exchange.
This is non negotiable.
BC Hydro has known for years how many rate payers have kept their analog meters and when they expire. BC Hydro removed hundreds of thousands of functioning analog meters which could have easily been re-certified by Measurement Canada. BC Hydro chose NOT to do so. Analog meters are still being manufactured and Measurement Canada will still certify them. I have been told by BC Hydro that I cannot purchase an analog meter myself therefore it is BC Hydro’s responsibility to do so.

2) The base which the meter sits on belongs to me and is my responsibility. My base was designed to function safely with an analog meter ONLY.
Therefore I insist BC Hydro provides to me IN WRITING PRIOR TO ANY METER EXCHANGE a letter stating that BC Hydro will accept FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY AND ALL DAMAGES DONE DURING THE METER EXCHANGE AND OR AFTER THE METER EXCHANGE AS A RESULT OF THE EXCHANGE AND OR OF THE SMART METER (RADIO ON or OFF) FAILING in addition the letter from BC Hydro must state BC HYDRO WILL INSTALL AN ANALOG METER IF MY INSURANCE CARRIER INCLUDES A WAIVER BECAUSE MY METER BASE IS NO LONGER CERTIFIED.

BC Hydro has not provided any valid reasons why the above two conditions can not be met. They are reasonable and achievable conditions. I will not put my home, family, health, safety and privacy at risk.

Sincerely,
XX

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On May 10, 2016 1:36 PM, Customer Support wrote:

Hi XX,  thank you for your recent email.  Following a discussion with our Customer Operations Department we understand that BC Hydro contacted you on April 19, 2016 and provided information and options to help address your concerns. Please continue to work with our Metering Team at 1-800-409-8199.

We will make them aware of this recent email.

Yours truly
Jamie

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From: Baker, Dale
To: Customer Support
CC. XX
Sent: May 09, 2016 11:18 AM
Subject: Customer Support – Ticket

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My question to BC Hydro is why do they not have any more analog meters left when they removed hundreds of thousands of them over the past 4 years? BC Hydro knew full well there were thousands of people such as myself who sent registered letters 4 years ago to BC Hydro stating that they did not want a ‘smart meter’ radio on or off’ for medical, safety and privacy reasons. BC Hydro knew EXACTLY how many analog meters they would need to save and bulk test with Measurement Canada but failed to do so. They have willfully ignored the reasonably requests of thousands of rate payers AND continue to harass us with this latest assault and the claim “they do not have any analog meters left”. I hold BC Hydro directly responsible for this dereliction of duty therefore it is BC Hydro’s responsibility to rectify this avoidable shortage of analogs by purchasing new analog meters (which are still manufactured) and having them bulk certified by Measurement Canada (who will certify them).

The World Health Organization IARC declared in 2011 that electromagnetic frequencies EMF which smart meters emit are a Class 2B (possible) carcinogen same classification as the pesticide DDT. The precautionary principle must be followed in order to protect public health. The so called Safety Code 6 has been thoroughly discredited. All of this information is available http://www.citizensforsafetechnology.org/ .

The US military is well aware ‘smart meters’ can be ‘hacked’, leaving my home vulnerable to burglary, as well as serious breach of privacy, the entire so called ‘smart meter grid’ is vulnerable to a cyber attack.

These ‘smart meters’ are also a fire hazard, even though BC Hydro denies this only because they remove the meter BEFORE a full fire investigation can be conducted. The fire hazard is because the base which belongs to me was designed for only an analog meter not ‘smart meters’. Fires have occurred everywhere in the world where smart meters have been mandated.

I have informed BC Hydro by letter registered, email of all of the above on several occasions over the past 4 years. I have faithfully paid a monthly extortion fee to BC Hydro aka “Legacy Fee” which is currently $37.28 per MONTH. This is nearly one half of my total bill. I pay this charge MONTHLY even though my meter is read only 6 out of 12 months.

I will only accept an analog meter on my home, the base which it sits on belongs to me. It was designed and certified to hold an analog meter nothing else. Since my meter base is my responsibility I insist BC Hydro provides to me IN WRITING PRIOR TO ANY METER EXCHANGE a letter stating that BC Hydro will accept FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY AND ALL DAMAGES DONE DURING THE METER EXCHANGE AND OR AFTER THE METER EXCHANGE AS A RESULT OF THE EXCHANGE AND OR OF THE SMART METER (RADIO ON OR OFF) FAILING.  In addition, the letter from BC Hydro must state BC HYDRO WILL INSTALL AN ANALOG METER IF MY INSURANCE CARRIER INCLUDES A WAIVER BECAUSE MY METER BASE IS NO LONGER CERTIFIED.

Dale Baker | Civil Inspector,
Survey and Civil Inspection
BC Hydro
400 Madsen St,
Nanaimo, BC  V9R-5M3

Sharon Noble
Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters

A:  Free radicals damage DNA
B: Non-ionizing radiation creates free radicals.
C: Therefore, non-ionizing radiation can damage DNA
DAMAGED DNA  CAN LEAD TO CANCER.