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Meter installations a fire risk, electrician says

Westsyde resident arrested again while resisting meter swap  January 7, 2016 2:35 P.M. Two days before Christmas, James Dreyer was arrested outside his Westsyde home after he allegedly assaulted B.C. Hydro staff attempting to change his electrical meter. It wasn’t the first time Dreyer has had a brush with the law. A little over a year ago, the married […]

CERTIFICATION BODY (UL) DECLARES SMART METERS TO BE FIRE HAZARDS.

Smart meters have failed, melted and caused fires in British Columbia. While BC Hydro continues to deny that these devices pose risk of fires, Underwriters Laboratory admits it in its introduction of a “voluntary” standard: “… design flaws in smart meter units have been known to cause serious fire hazards and spotty performance. This has caused […]

Quebec : Fire starts close to a smart meter

These devices are not dangerous, said Hydro-Québec  VALERIE GONTHIER   Thursday, November 12, 2015   A fire that destroyed a single family home in Ormstown this weekend had arisen at the place where is located the smart meter. This fire occurred last Sunday on Julie Street in Ormstown Montérégie aroused once more concerns from some users […]

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Saanich Fire – Smart Meter Removed

Several people have asked about the “mysterious fire” in Saanich early Wed. morning.  The video seems to indicate a potential involvement with the smart meter.  At 0.34 you can see the meter base with the missing meter. Why was the meter missing? The investigation is ongoing. At 1.:12 you can see well the smoke and smudgy […]

Beware PG&E Smart Meters

Beware PG&E Smart Meters by blownnova – NORCAL-LSX forum – October 10, 2015: http://www.norcal-lsx.com/forum/showthread.php?t=92048 posted October 10, 2015, 09:28 AM by blownnova On 08/31 I came home from work I had been working a lot of OT, I came home to a house with no power which I find out later that due to working so much […]

Quebec : Another Smart Meter Fire

Farnham A smart meter in flames First published August 14, 2015 at 6:51 p.m. A fire in a smart meter could have serious consequences earlier this week Farhnam in the Eastern Townships. According to firefighters, it is almost that the house is on fire. The fire caused damage to electrical installations. Fortunately, the coating of […]

Forced Off The Grid For Opposing Smart Meters

Smart meters are controversial among many in the homestead and off-grid communities, but for one California man the controversy turned shocking when the electric company disconnected his power — for more than a year — due to his opposition to the devices. His name is Josh Hart, and early last year he told the power […]

Court told Itron meters are a Fire Hazard

Reed_Answering_Brief INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS, LOCAL UNION NO. 69    page 2 – “On November 4, 2014, the Judge issued his recommended Decision and Order. In his Decision and Order, the Judge found that Respondent unlawfully discharged employee Bobby Reed for engaging in protected concerted activity and/or union activity, when he testified in a […]

FIRES – Freedom of Information Requests

The Director of the Coalition to Stop Smart Meters  is attempting to gather information pertaining to potential smart meter fires and failures. The Freedom of Information Act (FOIP Act) allows the public to obtain information regarding governmental agencies to determine if they are operating within the parameters of the law,  how they are using our […]

Quebec : Smart meters involved in a fire?

A report by Olivier Lemieux March 5 2015 VIDEO The owner of a house that was destroyed by fire in Quebec is convinced that the smart meter installed by Hydro-Québec could be the cause of the fire that occurred last November in the Chauveau sector. Claude Martel says the latest generation meter was installed one […]