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RADIO-OFF TESTED

NOV 17, 2018 RADIO-OFF TESTED : A BC Hydro customer contacted one of the teams that do RF measurements to measure their Radio-Off Smart Meter (Itron Centron II). The location was not in a city, so it was not close to other homes or wireless networks. The Radio-Off meter appeared to be safe, with no […]

Some Duke Energy customers claim smart meters are making them sick.

Here’s how you can opt out. Tonya Simpson, Diane Wilson Monday, October 01, 2018 06:30PM New options are now available for some Duke Energy customers who want to “opt out” of a controversial new technology. Starting Oct. 1, Duke Energy Carolina customers will have the option of saying ‘no’ to having new smart meters installed […]

California : Smart meters are coming to Siskiyou County

By Tim Holt Posted Jul 24, 2018 at 12:01 AM Installation of “Smart” meters began this week in Siskiyou County. The new meters will replace existing “analog” meters that require on-site readings to determine a customer’s energy use. With the new meters, a customer’s energy use can be monitored daily, even hourly, from a remote location by the utility. While saving […]

Chasing the solar dream in B.C.:  It takes cash and commitment

  RANDY SHORE Updated: July 21, 2017 Joanna Zilsel has solar panels on her roof and an electric car in her driveway. RANDY SHORE / PNG   If your solar dream is to go off the grid and cock a snook at B.C. Hydro in the process, dream on.  For all solar electricity’s advantages, in […]

Smart meter foes go cold

Nicholas Johansen – Dec 16, 2016 / 5:00 am As the temperature continues to drop into negative double digits, several people in the Okanagan and Kootenays are without electricity in their homes, after refusing smart meters. While FortisBC wouldn’t provide an exact number, the utility company says “fewer than 10” electricity customers have had their power turned […]

Regulator rules smart meters not a fire risk but wants more information from utilities

BC Utilities Commission rejects citizen’s complaint over alleged Hydro power meter dangers By Bob Mackin | Aug. 29, 2016, 2:58 p.m. BC Hydro began installing smart meters in 2012 under a $1 billion program to increase energy efficiency, sparking customer fears of billing and rate hikes, loss of privacy and harms to health | Submitted The BC Utilities […]

Homeowners say smart meters are damaging their health, causing chronic pain, hair loss and sensitivity to light

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 by: Daniel Barker Tags: smart meters, health effects, electropollution (NaturalNews) By 2014, smart meters had been installed in nearly 50 million American homes, and despite assurances by power companies that they are completely safe, many people are reporting serious health issues caused by them – and many experts believe that they can indeed pose a health […]

Smart Meter with Radio-Off is still Broadcasting

According to the person who made this video, the meter is said to be off, but the readings show otherwise.  Anyone else with the same findings? “Is your Choice of a BC Hydro Smart Meter with Microwave Transmitter Radio-off, that you are paying extra for each and every month, sneakily broadcasting and actually still on, […]

Naperville settles lawsuit with smart meter foe

Sept 15, 2015  – Susan Frick Carlman  Naperville Sun Naperville City Council members this week settled a federal lawsuit filed last winter by a staunch opponent of the city’s smart meter installation program. The 12-page agreement calls for paying $117,500 to Naperville resident Malia “Kim” Bendis, whose Jan. 23 lawsuit accused the city and four of its […]

Kelowna Tenant and Smart Meters

By Kelly Hayes August 25, 2015  6pm Video Journalist  Global News Time is running out for a Kelowna man who is in a standoff with FortisBC. The man refuses to have a smart meter installed in his rental home. He says he wants to keep his old analog meter but FortisBC says that’s not an […]

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