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BC HYDRO CLASS ACTION / BCUC


Contained here are submissions, responses, files and letters regarding the CSTS Class Action against BC Hydro.  The BCUC deliberations re Smart Meter Opt-Out Fees have been ongoing since October 2013 and still have not reached their end.  To review the proceedings to date, follow them chronologically in the records that follow.

Mailing address for the Smart Meter Class Action against BC Hydro: 

Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
PO Box  52061
Beacon Ave. RPO
Sidney, BC V8L 5V9


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Apr 10
2014

CLASS ACTION (Lawsuit) PACKAGE

Updated Links to Participation Forms, Q and A and other information for anyone opposed to BC Hydro's Smart Meter Program

1. CLASS ACTION

COMPLETE THIS FORM TO PARTICIPATE:

Residential PARTICIPATION FORM 
Commercial PARTICIPATION FORM

Questions and Answers


2.  IMMEDIATE ACTION:

DECIDE
Response to BC HYDRO's Current BILLING practices


READ

NEW  Legal Actions Update April 10, 2014

Dealing with the Deadline and Beyond

Realities to Consider 


SEND

RESPONSE to BC Hydro's "Choices" Letters

OR 

OPT OUT REGISTRATION NOTICE   
Still useful for those who have had a smart meter imposed upon them without their consent. 


ATTACH
Opt-out Sign for your ANALOG


3. WHAT IS HAPPENING NOW?

* Check out the postings under BCUC/BC Hydro Class Action 
on this website for ongoing news and updates.  


ADDITIONAL: Website just for Class Action




4. TAKE ACTION IN YOUR COMMUNITY

FLYER

Mini Class Action Participation Form

Mini Q&A 





Mar 27
2014

FURTHER AMENDED NOTICE OF CLAIM - LAWSUIT against BC HYDRO

Between Nomi Davis (CSTS) and BC Hydro

Claim of the Plaintiff

Part 1: STATEMENT OF FACTS

A. Parties
B. The impugned conduct
C. Contract
    i Residential Contract 
    ii. Commercial Contract 
    iii. Microwave Device is not necessary 

D. The refusal (Residential)
D.2 The refusal (Commercial)
D.3 The Direct Communication
    i. BC Hydro Communication
    ii. Overlapping Issues
    iii. Information withheld
    iv. No notice to the plaintiff

E. The Residential Class
E.1 The Commercial Class

Part 2: RELIEF SOUGHT

Part 3: LEGAL BASIS

A. Rights and Freedoms
    i. Residential
    ii. Commercial
B. Causes of Action
C. Contract
D. Legislation




Mar 14
2014

BC Hydro Supplemental Reply Submissions to BCUC

Regarding Commission Panel Information Requests - March 14, 2014

BC Hydro Application for Approval of Charges Related to Meter Choices Program




Mar 13
2014

CSTS submission to BCUC (supplementary) - March 13, 2014

RE: British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority ("BC Hydro") Application for Approval of Charges re: Meter Choices Program

The following is submitted on behalf of Citizens for Safe Technology Society ("CSTS") and Nomi Davis in accordance with the Commission's letter of February 24, 2014. All BCUC IR references herein pertain to the BCUC information request dated February 24, 2014.

March 13, 2014: 

  • Recovery of costs from non-WAN customers (BCUC IR 1.1.2) 
  • Inaccurate response by BC Hydro 
  • Confidential filing Impracticable installations (BCUC IR 1.5.1) 




Mar 3
2014

BCUC EXTENTION and call for clarification - issued March 3, 2014 (Meter Choices Program)

Re: British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority Application for Approval of Charges Related to Meter Choices Program ~ Project No.3698760

"The Panel has examined the evidentiary record and the submissions of BC Hydro and Interveners and is of the view that further clarification of some issues is required. Accordingly, BC Hydro is requested to respond to the attached Commission Panel questions. Following receipt of BC Hydro's response, all parties are invited to provide a supplemental submission on the questions and responses, if any, according to the following regulatory timetable:

  • BC Hydro IR Responses      Monday March 3 (2014)
  • BC Hydro Submission          Thursday March 6 (2014)
  • Intervener submissions        Thursday March 13 (2014)
  • BC Hydro reply submissions    Tuesday March 18 (2014)
Parties are requested to ensure their submissions only address items that are within the scope of the issues canvassed in the questions and the responses to these questions.




Mar 3
2014

Letters Galore FEBRUARY

a sampling of many letters sent to BCUC, BC Hydro and the media re BC Hydro's "Meter Choices Program"

LETTERS GALORE (February, 2014) 

Addressed to the BCUC, BC Hydro, Langley Times, Bill Good . . . re BC Hydro's Proposed Opt-Out Fee


PREVIOUS LETTERS:
December
November
October
September





Mar 1
2014

COMMERCIAL Class Action Participation Form

B.C. Hydro Commercial Customers are now included in the CSTS class Action against BC Hydro

Until December 2013, BC Hydro has excluded business and commercial customers from their "Choices" program.  

So, as of December 2, BC Hydro Commercial accountholders have been incorporated into the Civil Class Action against BC Hydro.

The following form is to be completed by those who fit the Class membership criteria listed on the form:




Feb 24
2014

BCUC Response re Extension Requests re Meter Choices Program

Commission Panel Information Request No. 1 to British Columbia Hydro and Power Authorityre Application for approval of charges related to Meter Choices Program

The Panel has examined the evidentiary record and the submissions of BC Hydro and Interveners and is of the view that further clarification of some issues is required. Accordingly, BC Hydro is requested to respond to the attached Commission Panel questions. Following receipt of BC Hydro's response, all parties are invited to provide a supplemental submission on the questions and responses, if any, according to the following regulatory timetable:

  • BC Hydro IR Responses 5 business days - Monday, March 3 
  • BC Hydro Submission 3 business days - Thursday, March 6 
  • Intervener Submissions 5 business days -Thursday, March 13 
  • BC Hydro Reply Submission 3 business days - Tuesday, March 18
Parties are requested to ensure their submissions only address items that are within the scope of the issues canvassed in the questions and responses to these questions . . .




Feb 23
2014

HOW to JOIN the LAWSUIT (WEBSITE)

LEARN MORE about participating in the BC Smart Meter Lawsuit:


You do have a choice about Smart Meters.

The Lawsuit
How to Join
Lawsuit News
Smart Meters
FAQ
Contact Us


The Charter of Rights and Freedoms confirms our right to live in our home, our refuge, free of invasion. We believe that BC Hydro has infringed upon this right.


Everyone should have the choice to have a smart meter or not, but under Hydro's opt out options those already having a smart meter have no choice at all. We all should be able to say "no" to a dangerous, invasive device on our homes, without having to pay extortion fees for that right.

Any adult who is, or wishes to become, a customer of BC Hydro, and has advised BC Hydro that consent is not given for a smart meter to be installed or operating at his/her residence or place of business, is in the class, and is eligible to participate in the class action. This includes all persons who have:

  • An analog meter. We have all been harassed or bullied with letters, phone calls or in person; 
  • A smart meter that was installed despite refusals; 
  • A smart meter which, despite requests, Hydro refuses to remove. 
There are no financial concerns about participating in the class action. We ask that people contribute what they are able, if they are able, toward the legal fund, but no additional contributions will be required. . . .  HOW TO JOIN




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