Archive for category BCHYDRO

Adrian Dix slams BC Hydro for smart meter replacements

Replacing meters are ‘routine operations’, says BC Hydro, due to damage through house construction, demolition By B.C. Almanac, CBC News Posted: Jan 24, 2016 7:00 AM PT Last Updated: Jan 24, 2016 7:00 AM PT BC Hydro estimates that it will have to replace 40,000 of its smart meters by 2019 due to damage over time and will also pull an […]

Itron Introduced New Smart Meter Solution

 JANUARY 28, 2015  KATHLEEN TRACY Itron has launched a new smart metering solution that features the OpenWay CENTRON 4G LTE meter, which provides broad territory coverage, low latency, and network longevity. The OpenWay smart grid solution enables utilities to deploy any combination of cellular and RF mesh communications, including 4G LTE, all under the same network management […]

B.C. Hydro must remove more than 88,000 smart meters

  Crown corporation executive says most of the 1.9 million devices will last 20 years, as originally promised BY BOB MACKIN, SPECIAL TO THE PROVINCE JANUARY 18, 2016 B.C. Hydro needs to remove more than 88,000 smart meters that are either faulty or may not meet Measurement Canada standards, public records show. On top of that, […]

BC Hydro inflated claims of smart-meter benefits, NDP critic says

 MARK HUME   VANCOUVER — The Globe and Mail Published Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 8:50PM EST  Last updated Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 8:52PM EST  BC Hydro provided the public with misleading financial information in order to justify spending more than $1-billion to install smart meters across the province, claims NDP energy critic Adrian Dix. In a detailed letter […]

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 […]

Lawsuit Against BC Hydro : Proceedings Summary

  Day 1  A short summary of the proceedings of Day 1, Monday, Dec. 7, 2015, in B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver, in Davis vs B.C. Hydro. The turnout was too large for the fifth-floor B.C. Supreme Court room at 800 Smithe St. to accommodate, so at the first recess, some of the people who […]

Letter: Class action sought vs BC Hydro’s smart meters

posted Dec 9, 2015 at 10:00 AM To the editor: Commencing December 7, 2015, the truth about BCHydro’s flagrant disregard of our Charter Rights will be presented to the Supreme Court of BC. The proceedings centre around the deployment of their microwave radiation (MWR)-emitting smart meter program. The plaintiffs are applying for the judge’s approval and certification of […]

Group hopes for green light in proposed class-action lawsuit against smart meters

  Vancouver, BC, Canada / News Talk 980 CKNW | Vancouver’s News. Vancouver’s Talk Zameer Karim December 07, 2015 11:22 am BC Hydro was in court Monday defending its smart meter program. Members of the group Citizens for Safe Technology are trying to certify a class-action lawsuit against the Crown corporation, claiming the wireless microwave […]

Class Action Lawsuit December 2015

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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 […]