Smart meters are a cash grab

We all know B.C. Hydro isn’t a saint of a company. But now we’re getting proof.

They want to charge $20 for people who don’t want smart meters to cover the cost of collecting readings.

I remember the Hydro person coming around and spending less then a minute looking at our meter and then moving on.

How did they come up with a figure so large? And why is rounded to the nearest ten?

If we are to pay the actual cost of reading it should read something like $6.13 per month. If one out of every 80 houses is opting out, it should take about 10-15 minutes between houses and a minute to read it. At $20/home that’s $80-ish an hour.

It’s becoming painfully obvious they did the smart meters to cut the cost of the employees that checked the meters. Not to actually save us money, nor start a new high-tech grid.

It’s a cash grab and not even a good one.

Noel Gagnon




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