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Smart Meter Action Kit


This "Smart Meter" Action Kit contains valuable information about so-called "Smart Meters."  Conveniently, this information is being withheld by hydro and power authorities in hopes that deployment will go ahead unchallenged, without sufficient research into the health, safety and security issues involved.

SMART METER ACTION KIT OVERVIEW AND INTRODUCTION

WEBSITE FOR THE COALITION TO STOP SMART METERS IN BC

MAILING ADDRESS for BC HYDRO SMART METER CLASS ACTION: 
Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
PO Box 52061
Beacon Ave. RPO
Sidney, BC V8L 5V9

EMAIL ADDRESS for registration or letters to BCUC: commission.secretary@bcuc.com
EMAIL ADDRESS for BC HYDRO / Greg Reimer greg.reimer@bchydro.com



Feb 16
2015

CLASS ACTION (Lawsuit) PACKAGE (updated February 16, 2015)

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

CLASS ACTION

WHAT IS HAPPENING NOW?

Status of Class Action, January 1, 2015
  
Notice of Application, November 7, 2014


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


COMPLETE THIS FORM TO PARTICIPATE:

Residential PARTICIPATION FORM 

Commercial PARTICIPATION FORM


Questions and Answers relating to Participation Forms


Opt-Out Sign for Analog (Option 1)

Opt-out Sign for Analog (Option 2- Class Action Version)


TAKE ACTION IN YOUR COMMUNITY:

FLYER

Mini Class Action Participation Form

Mini Q&A

FORTIS BC INFO






Feb 11
2015

Maryland Smart Meter Awareness (MSMA) Website

education and advocacy to protect public health



Feb 6
2015

Subject; BC Hydro / Fortis BC Objective; To make aware that low income families, growing families, old age pensioners cannot afford these huge increases and to stop the hikes from continuing. To have the new smart meters removed & or investigated for errors, and last but not least, to have the policy changed on BC hydro not being responsible for damages / fires done to homes from malfunctioning smart meters.

The residents of British Columbia are struggling right now. The new "smart meters" were supposed to help us, but so far, it has caused nothing but problems. Some had left BC for the holidays and used ZERO energy, but BC Hydro's smart meters can be viewed online, and said some were using energy when they were not even home. We have Enough power to send to California where they pay less, meanwhile we are losing our shirts. There are no other options available in BC, They are the primary suppliers for power & they have us trapped. They are not responsible for any damages to properties. There have already been homes that have been damaged Via fire to defective Smart meters. This is a human rights issue. Not just a financial one, and this petition will be submitted to every Ombudsman, MP, and Federal Government, possible. PLEASE SIGN AND HELP!

The main focus here is to show goverment officials and the corporation that this really hurts young, growing, families. Senior citizens that are on fixed incomes and to show these parties that even though we are doing everything we can to conserve energy, we are still paying an overzealous amount. Not to mention, these parties will not fix the dam in Jordan River that is extremely old. They would rather try to get rid of the residents out of their dwelling... When you sign this petition you are opening a lot of doors. Dont forget the election is comming up! This may just work to our advantage!!!




Jan 31
2015

OPT OUT PACKAGE for FORTIS BC customers

Registration Notice, instructions and background information (updated)

FOR FortisBC Customers

As yet there is no Class Action Lawsuit in motion in the FortisBC Electric service area.
In the meantime, we encourage FortisBC customers to register their refusal of a smart meter with FortisBC using the following "No-Fee Opt-Out Registration Notice" form.

Smart Meter NO-FEE OPT OUT Registration Notice   FortisBC
FortisBC No Trespassing Sign  
FortisBC confirmation of application


September 18, 2013:  FortisBC Inc Radio-Off AMI Meter Option Application to BCUC  




Jan 1
2015

Smart Meters: Separating Fact from Fiction

Commonly Made Statements: What's the Real Story? (July 2013)

Updated 2013

When asked about the impacts that "Smart Meters" will have on B.C., representatives of Hydro have a standard set of responses-- a scripted "mantra" intended to justify their decision to install these meters. In form letters and interviews, advertisements and news reports, the statements are repeated and repeated again.

To explain their inaccuracies and clarify facts is a highly repetitive exercise, problematic when Hydro representatives and government officials make the same false statements over time, and when reports in the mainstream media continue to present these inaccuracies as truth.

The following collection of "Frequently Asked Questions and Statements made about Microwave/ Radiofrequency Radiation" contains information that helps to separate the fact from the fiction. Hopefully it will answer any questions regarding "Smart Meters": their safety and their health effects, their costs and impacts on B.C. and beyond.




Jan 1
2015


 Introductory Letter

B.C. Energy Minister Bill Bennett and BC Hydro state that there have been no fires or dangerous incidents involving smart meters. Are they deceitful or just incompetent? 

  • Introduction 
  • Reports of Fires 
  • Tracking of Smart Meter Fires or Failures 
  • Unreliable Sources 
  • Violations of Procedure 
  • Conclusion 
  • Emails




Jan 1
2015

BC Hydro Class Action Update - January 1, 2015

Newsletter December 30, 2014 - In Grateful Admiration to the Memory of Jimmy Gonzalez, 1972 - 2014

Jimmy Gonzales speaking to all of us  

Thank you most sincerely to all who continue to support the class action lawsuit against BC Hydro. Your donations are driving this legal challenge, and we look forward to the court hearing in April, 2015.  We will not give up this fight to regain the sanctity of our own homes.




Dec 1
2014

Flyer designed to post and distribute in the areas served by FortisBC or BC Hydro.




Nov 30
2014

The Truth About Smart Meter Fires and Failures in British Columbia - INTRODUCTION

Executive Summary (ES) for distribution - Click link to view the FULL REPORT

"It is vital that all of you help to get this smart metering program stopped NOW, not next year, NOW. Here is proof that smart meters are fire hazards. We must demand that they be removed from all homes. Even if you don't have one on your home, in all likelihood there is one near you. Fires spread.

"Why has there been denial that this risk exists? Profit, greed, corporate pressure, incompetence?

"Once we give this evidence to our MLAs, they cannot say they didn't know. They have a duty to do all they can to get these things off homes immediately, or else they become as guilty as Bill Bennett and Hydro.

  • Please, print off a copy of the Executive Summary (ES) and write your covering letter. 
  • Please, take the time to hand deliver this to your MLA - hopefully handing it directly to him/her. 
  • Please take a second copy of the ES and ask him (or the person taking delivery) to sign, as proof that they did receive it. 
"Share this information widely. We can't allow the cover-up to continue.

 Sharon Noble

CLICK LINK to view FULL REPORT




Oct 13
2014

OPT-OUT SIGN for ANALOG- for BC Hydro Installers

For customers who have chosen #3 on Hydro's List of "options"


FOR THOSE OF US WITH ANALOG METERS:

To be displayed on analog meter to ensure that BC Hydro's installers are aware of your "choice" to retain your analog and to accept no other.

Make sure to include the date, and provide the information at the bottom of the sign.  This replaces the more generic "NO TRESPASSING" sign that was previously available. 




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Download and print this petition form -- Refuse Smart Meter Installation.

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Una St. Clair

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