BC Hydro is a publicly owned corporation, and we the people have a right to express our opinion on how the company conducts their business.
There was no public consultation on installing the smart meters. UBCM mayors voted 55 per cent to place a moratorium on the installation of smart meters.
BC Hydro does not have a billion dollars to buy these smart meters, so who will pay? We are.
I read that after much public outcry – in Australia, Netherlands and Sacramento – they are being taken out, after it was discovered that ordinary Joe and Jane Average were facing increases in their hydro bills to the tune of 3-400 per cent increases; not to mention the radio waves are not good for your health.
Smart meters are constant surveillance, 24/7/365. Information is stored in BC Hydro computers and, in my opinion, will be shared with other organizations.
You have the right to refuse smart meters being installed in your house.
If BC Hydro should cut off our power because we refused the smart meter, in my opinion they will be slapped with a huge class-action lawsuit.
Mary Mikelson, Surrey