Archive for category cost increase

Ontario’s smart meters failing to cut electricity demand

 Time-of-use pricing was supposed to shift hydro customers’ use away from peak periods By Mike Crawley, CBC News Posted: Nov 24, 2016 10:57 AM ET Last Updated: Nov 24, 2016 10:57 AM ET Demonstrators unhappy with the price of electricity protest outside the Ontario Legislature on Wednesday. (Mike Crawley/CBC)   Smart meters — the $2-billion project to switch millions […]

Business owner with smart meter receives $13,000+ Consumers Energy bill

BY CASSY ARSENAULT,  APRIL 7, 2016 GRANDVILLE, Mich. —  A Grandville business owner’s massive Consumers Energy bill was dropped after he mentioned that he called the FOX 17 Problem Solvers and complained to the state. Ronald Hite runs C&R Mobile Wash, a power washing business in Grandville.   He’s only had the business for a month, […]

BC Hydro rate increases hurting schools, says NDP

Government says schools must ‘pay their share’ for electricity, but NDP says it means cuts to education CBC News Posted: Apr 06, 2015 1:12 PM PT Last Updated: Apr 06, 2015 4:57 PM PT Adrian Dix said schools already struggling to find money, including Renfrew Elementary in East Vancouver, are being squeezed by BC Hydro rate increases. […]

Ontario plans to Protest Smart Meters

  Enough Is Enough – Hydro One Protest Queens Park, Toronto  5/13/2015     Enough Is Enough – Hydro One Protest Kingston,  March 21, 2015     Enough is Enough – Facebook Group  

FEE ANNOUNCEMENT from BC Hydro

Most of those of us who are continuing to resist having a dangerous transmitter installed on our homes received a form letter from BC Hydro today. It is Hydro’s most recent act of intimidation, in an effort to scare people. I hope that everyone will calm down and realize that, just as they’ve been doing […]

Hydro One customers fume over long-standing billing mess

Rural MPPs say power utility tops lists of complaints BY HUGH ADAMI, OTTAWA CITIZEN JULY 31, 2013 Thousands of Hydro One users in Eastern Ontario and other rural parts of the province are being left in the dark as to when their next electricity bill will arrive. Some have not received a bill since 2012. […]

A bad case of smart meter regret

by  Jennifer Lang – Cloverdale Reporter posted Feb 6, 2013 at 8:00 AM Cloverdale’s Vern Keller had his doubts when BC Hydro contractors installed the new smart meter in his home 10 months ago, but he didn’t raise a ruckus. He didn’t put up a sign or build a cage around his old meter, like some smart meter resisters. […]

10 Corix Hydro Vans on Ferry to Salt Spring

http://saltspringexchange.com/2012/10/21/are-smart-meters-coming-to-salt-spring/ SALT SPRING AND OTHER ISLANDS ARE TARGETED BY “SMART” METER INSTALLERS MONDAY, OCT. 22 Actions to Take re Smart Meter Installers on Salt Spring Island  Official BC Hydro letters, plus an Island Tides ad, confirm that a swarm of BC Hydro/Corix installers will likely be here on Monday, October 22 for a 3 week […]

Spiking BC Hydro Bills Blamed on Smart Meters

Published on Apr 4, 2012 CTV Vancouver NANAIMO – Ernie and Astrid Shorrocks received an electric shock when they opened their BC Hydro Bill. It was twice as much as the previous ones. They say the smart meter is to blame. In November, BC Hydro installed a smart meter to the Shorrocks home. Their January […]

Radio : StopSmartMeters talks to CKNW

Walter McGinnis speaks to CKNW’s Bill Good on Oct 12