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Stop Smart Meters in British Columbia

Radio Off is STILL Broadcasting – Meters Melting, Meter Fires – Truth about WIRED meters

Power struggle leaves Mission couple in the dark

For four days, a Mission couple has been living in a home without any electricity thanks to a struggle between their landlord and BC Hydro.  Jonathan Glasgow and Kendra Mangione, CTV Vancouver  Published Friday, October 28, 2016 5:50PM PDT  A couple renting part of a home in Mission has spent several days in the dark […]

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 […]

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, […]

CFAX : Sharon Noble on Smart Meters

Sharon Noble, the director of the Coalition to Stop Smart Meters in BC is interviewed by CFAX 1070 AM Ian Jessop. June 6, 2016 0

Ontario Pulls Plug on 36,000 Rural ‘Smart’ Meters: Is Big Energy Imploding?

Hydro One finally admitted that rural ‘smart’ meters do not work, and has decided to pull the plug on 36,000 of them — to start. We will see more utilities begin to do likewise. [UPDATE: BC Hydro just announced plans to REMOVE 88,000 meters suspected of failure.]

Hydro One pulls plug on wonky smart meters in rural areas

Kelly Egan / Ottawa Citizen  – January 12, 2016   Photo : Darcy Cheek /Brockville Recorder and Times Hydro One has taken a new approach to pesky smart meters that refuse to send a reliable signal about electricity consumption in rural Ontario. Give up on them. The utility, which was ordered by its provincial masters to install […]

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, […]

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