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Smart Meters and Grids
SMART METERS and GRIDS OVERVIEW
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 Greg Reimer, BC HYDRO: email@example.com
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(updated June, 2016) Links to Participation Forms, Q and A and other information for anyone opposed to BC Hydro's Smart Meter Program
**After the Class Action Hearings in December 2015, Madame Justice Elaine Adair, the Provincial Supreme Court Judge assigned to the Lawsuit against B.C. Hydro, is still considering her decision. When it is available, we will post it here.
SUMMARY of Class Action Hearings to date in the
Lawsuit Against BC Hydro December 7 to 11, 2015
Application for Certification from Class Action Plaintiffs - October 1, 2015
BC Hydro is misleading customers again . . .
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, without them telling you? My neighbours just got theirs after being told they had to surrender their analogue meter and guess what, the SmartMeter-Off, is actually broadcasting around the clock - perhaps not as frequently as the regular smart meter, but this one is definitively ON, not off!
The BCUC needs to hear from you if you have this kind of meter.
Customer Relations Analyst
British Columbia Utilities Commission
6th Floor, 900 Howe Street
Vancouver, B.C. V6Z 2N3
Phone: 604.660.4700 | Fax: 604.660.1102 | Toll Free: 1.800.663.1385
Please share this news with your MLA, your media, on your Facebook, etc.
The attachment has good information re. dirty electricity caused by the switch mode power supply in smart meters.
In the Matter of: MARCEL DURAND VERSUS ATTORNEY GENERAL OF QUEBEC, et al.
Jack O'Dwyer's Inside News of Public Relations & Marketing Communications
"Retired Canadian Army captain Jerry Flynn, who spent 22 years in its "Electronic Warfare" unit, is beseeching Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Canadian Medical Assn. president Dr. Chris Simpson to stop "suppressing the truth" about the dangers of Wi-Fi, Cellphones, computers, cell towers and other forms of radiation.
"The Canadian government is "blind to the decades-old corruption that is ongoing within the Minister of Health's radiation protection bureau," he said. "Tragically, for all persons living in Canada, our provincial governments have shown themselves to be willfully silent to those of us who have made many attempts to alert them over the years."
"Flynn also called on the Obama Administration to change its policy of ignoring the Wi-Fi threat.
"These are unprecedented, unbelievable times in America's history," he said. One can only presume that President Obama himself, and his entire administration, are deliberately being kept ignorant of the systemic corruption that is ongoing within the U.S. regulatory family of agencies, most notably the Federal Communications Commission and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and its International Committee on Electromagnetic Safety. . .
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
Insurance Underwriting Offices across the US are contemplating new rules that will specifically deny coverage for fires and damage caused by 'smart' meters.
"Due to the accumulation of fire related damage to homes and businesses from Smart Meter related malfunctions, Insurance Underwriting Offices across the country are contemplating new rules that will reduce the coverage available to you due to fire damage from a Smart Meter failure.
"In the past, only two reasons existed for an insurance company to consider not paying for fire damage to your home or business, they were arson, and the fact the home or business sat vacant for at least 60 days or more before the fire.
"Now a possible third reason can be added to that list, is the malfunction of a Smart Meter. What will most likely take place is that you will receive a notification from your Insurance Company telling you that a new limitation of coverage is now in force on your policy. When fire damage occurs to your home or business and the cause of the fire can be traced to a malfunction of your Smart Meter, then your company would not be held responsible for the financial loss.
"The reason for this type of Draconian action on the part of the Insurance industry is simple, to save money. It appears that as the Smart Meters age, more problems are developing with them. When you couple this with the continued lack of co-operation from the Utility Companies, a reduction in the amount of coverage for an insurance policy is the only remaining answer.
"The Utilities lack of co-operation can be reduced to two specific items. Number one would be the utilities continued action of removing the Meters from the loss site without giving the Insurance Company the chance to examine the Meter to determine the cause of the fire. It seems that as long as the Utility Companies continue in this practice, a cancellation in coverage from a Smart Meter fire is the end result. The reason that utility companies give for removal of the Meters is that the meters belong to the Utility Company which is a true statement, however, in the spirit of co-operation and concern for their customers, the Utility Companies should leave the Meters at the loss site until a complete examination of them can be done.
"A second and perhaps more compelling reason for removal of the Smart Meters from the loss site is that the Utility Company does not want the Insurance Company to discover that most Meters have been operating at a higher temperature than usual. The normal ambient operating temperature for a new Smart Meter is 89 Degrees, the average operating temperature for the Analog Meters, which the Smart Meters replaced, is 85 degrees. The way in which the Utility Companies dealt with this problem was to drill two holes in the top of the Meter casings to let the heat out. Well, they let the heat out, but also let water and dust inside which made the malfunction of the Smart Meter almost a certainty.
"If you have the opportunity, consult your state's Public Utility Commission and refuse to have the new Smart Meter installed, it may just save you money."
Formerly "There Goes the Neighbourhood") TWO PAGE FACTS SHEET that can be posted/distributed to increase public awareness
FACTS about Smart Meters:
mandated to be installed on your home without your consent.
What Every Citizen has the Right to Know . . .
(Formerly "There Goes the Neighbourhood.")
Crown corporation executive says most of the 1.9 million devices will last 20 years, as originally promised
"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, the Crown corporation wants to replace 8,200 old analog meters and introduce nearly 5,000 new meters that work in rural areas that have poor wireless connections.
"The total bill will be at least $20 million. . . .
"We're pretty confident at this point we'll get the life expectancy we wanted and expected," Anderson said.
"B.C. Hydro estimates that by 2019 it will need to remove 40,000 faulty or failed meters, and another 48,000 meters for testing to see whether they still meet Measurement Canada's accuracy standards. Hydro says those meters found to meet standards will be put back into its inventory.
"NDP critic Adrian Dix doubts both the 20-year life estimate and planned 20-year amortization period in the 2011 business plan. The project was budgeted at $930 million.
"Dix said the number of failures would "presumably continue to go up as the smart meters get older."
Health concerns motivate holdout
"Liz Walker finds herself among a dwindling group of B.C. Hydro customers who refuse to convert from an analog meter to a smart meter.
"A lot of people folded because they couldn't afford the legacy fees and they've been railroaded to accepting smart meters," said Walker.
"She pays $32.40 a month for her analog meter to be read manually at her house in Surrey and a property she inherited in Peachland.
"B.C. Hydro installed 1.9 million smart meters from 2011 to 2013, but backed away in July 2013 from imposing smart meters on 68,000 holdouts. . . .
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