Archive for category OPT-OUT

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 […]

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 […]

Osoyoos couple’s power cut off after refusing smart meter

ROY WOOD / Special to the Herald Cut off Jacob de Raadt stands beside his old analog power meter that’s been disconnected after he accidentally damaged it while trying to protect it from being upgraded to a newer model he has health concerns about.                       […]

Adrian Dix questioning Bill Bennett re. extortion fees

Hansard excerpts, Adrian Dix ineffectually “questioning” Bill Bennett re. extortion fees, the amounts, not the fact that they are extortion. Bennett is allowed to obfuscate and mislead, e.g. the cost estimates given to BCUC said that the more people who opted out, the cheaper it would be per household. Now Bennett is saying the opposite.   […]

Smart meter opt-out fees rescinded in Arizona, commissioners fearing liability

18 April 2015 at 9:43am   by Warren Woodward Extortive “opt-out” fees have been rescinded in Arizona.  At a meeting last Monday, and after spending an hour in “executive session” privately discussing the issue with their lawyers, the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) rescinded the decision they made last December to allow APS to charge an extortion […]