Archive for category SaskPower

Another power meter catches fire at Regina home

The charred remains of a power meter after a fire at a home on Pettingell Street in Regina Monday evening. (Adam Hunter/CBC)   ‘I’m glad it happened today,’ says homeowner just back from holiday CBC News Posted: Jul 31, 2017 9:45 PM CT Last Updated: Jul 31, 2017 9:45 PM CT   Ground shifting due to the […]

Saskatchewan Meter overheated and melted

  Smart meter fails in White City  BY CLARE CLANCY/CANADIAN PRESS, LEADER-POST     DECEMBER 18, 2014 Saskatchewan’s Crown utility is investigating another smart-meter failure after one of the devices overheated and melted on Tuesday. WHITE CITY — Saskatchewan’s Crown utility is investigating another smart-meter failure after one of the devices overheated and melted on […]

Saskatchewan changed law to allow unqualified workers to install smart meters: NDP

REGINA — The Canadian Press   Published Friday, Aug. 15 2014, 8:23 PM EDT Last updated Friday, Aug. 15 2014, 8:24 PM EDT  The NDP says the government changed the law to allow SaskPower to use unqualified workers to install smart meters. Deputy NDP leader Trent Wotherspoon says documents obtained through a freedom of information request show the government […]

10th ‘smart’ meter fire hits home in Regina

SaskPower says it will replace 105,000 smart meters, a process that is expected to cost $47 million. (CBC) Another Saskatchewan home has been hit by fire involving a “smart” power meter. Nobody was hurt when the fire broke out Saturday morning at a townhouse unit on 4510 Harbour Village Way in Regina, the city’s fire […]

Manufacturer defends smart meters after fires

REGINA – The company that manufactures the electricity meters that are being replaced in Saskatchewan due to fires is defending its equipment. Sensus, the North Carolina-based company whose smart meters have been linked to eight fires in Saskatchewan homes, says in a news release it has conducted lab tests and site inspections at the recent […]

Saskatchewan to Remove Smart Meters

(video) SaskPower Removing Smart Meters (video) SaskPower Removing Smart Meters Wed, Jul 30 – A major development for the troublesome SaskPower smart meters. The government is ordering the crown utility to remove each of the 105 thousand units already installed in the province. It comes after eight reported fires linked to smart meters. Mike McKinnon explains how much this is […]

Smart meter explodes in Saskatoon, weeks after SaskPower halts program

Brad McNairn, who lives in Saskatoon’s Willow Grove neighbourhood, told CTV his smart meter — seen here in this combination photo — blew out around 1 a.m. July 26, sending scorch marks up the side of his house. (Brad McNairn) CTV Saskatoon Published Saturday, July 26, 2014 6:47PM CST Another SaskPower smart meter exploded Saturday, […]

Some SaskPower bills double after smart meter installation

by Lisa Schick – Prince Albert. Right Now! June 18, 2014: Before her new smart meter was installed, Chelsey Lemke was paying about $75 for power every month for her 1,100 square foot bungalow in Regina. Then in the summer of 2013, her old power meter was removed and a new smart meter was […]