Letters: Clarification on smart meters

Letter writer has done extensive research on smart meters

After very extensive research and testing of these meters this is what we know, confirmed three times by BC Hydro. The two-tier system on your bill was put in place because of smart meters. BC Hydro has their hands in the cookie jar, we weren’t sure how exactly, but after extensive testing by seven independent industrial electricians this is what we found out. First, they’re not safe. Second, once installed, your bill doubles, then doubles again right across the board. The reason is because these meters calibrate power not used. They have the ability to arc and draw power directly from the power lines, calibrate that as power used and add it to you bill, since each meter is surrounded by a six-inch layer of static electricity. We’re not dealing with the Canadian side of BC Hydro, it’s the American side (49 per cent American owned). Corix is an American company contracted out to make and install these things.

BC Hydro has gone to unbelievable lengths to have these meters installed, even going to the extent of passing legislation that states they, or their subsidiaries, have every right to walk on to any part of their power grid and install smart meters, despite a moratorium against any arbitrary installation. They’re ignoring it. There has been some discussion regarding the installation of a tower to cover the blind spots used by cell phones. Beware, my friends, because that tower is also used by BC Hydro to put your smart meter online, which it isn’t yet. Also, not to frighten but merely inform, these meters have the ability to set houses on fire (three confirmed).

We’ve done what we can and the battle rages on but we are dealing with a dictatorial government with no input allowed. According to  energy minister, Mr. Rich Coleman, he states and I quote, “… anyone that has any problems with either their hydro bill, BC Hydro, or anything associated may contact me direct…” Gee, I wonder how many buses we can fill? One last thing, someone in Sooke is doing an expose on BC Hydro which they’re well aware of. I wonder who that could be?

Barry Turner

Sooke

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