Letters: Smart meters not that smart

Installation of Smart meter causes problem for homeowner

I have had problems with the unauthorized Smart Meter installation, even with a registered letter to BC Hydro not to install the Smart Meter where I live in Sooke weeks before it was installed even with signs at the meter and on the door.

The installation blew my television set and the insurance company paid for a new television but I had to pay the deductible of $200. I made a claim to BC Hydro to pay for the deductible and their reply was that to offer compensation would be contrary to the terms and conditions of their Electric Tariff, Section 9.7 (Liability of BC Hydro) which states,  “BC Hydro will endeavour to provide a regular and uninterupted supply of Electricity but it does not guarantee a constant supply of Electricity or the maintenance of unvaried frequency or voltage and shall not be responsible for any loss, injury, damage or expense caused by or resulting from any interruption, termination, failure or defect in the supply of Electricity”

The main point is Hydro was informed long before they or their agent Corix entered our premises that they had no right to trespass and put in a Smart Meter. A new analog meter was professionally installed on these premises by a registered electrician within the last two years.

Ted Dever

Sooke