Smart meters will be a test for B.C.'s Jobs Plan
What’s all the fuss about?
I find it hard to comprehend why people are resisting the new technology of Hydro’s Smart Meter.
I do not recall hearing such a fuss being put up when they installed the new water meters throughout West Kelowna, which I would imagine have exactly the same technology installed into them so they can be read from the street. Most of these are installed directly within the premises and not on the outside like the smart meter so there is less resistance to all those nasty waves getting directly to you.
With all the radio waves that are bombarding us daily now from our TVs, computers, microwaves, Wi-Fi, cell phones and the like, it seems that if it is a real convenience to ourselves personally (a cell phone next to your head), it is just fine but if it is somewhat of an incursion on our life, lets protest.
Eventually everyone will have a smart meter as big business, and our government, have too much at stake to back down now and it seems the all mighty dollar always wins out. If there is enough money to be made, this always takes priority over the concerns of the public
Let’s look on the bright side. With all the meter people that will be laid off, thus saving the company millions in wages, our hydro bills should go down and we can actually see Premier Christy Clark’s Job Plan in action.
John D. Grant,