Hydro can save money, too

There are all sorts of ways the utility can save money, besides installing new meters

ousands of dollars to train people to install and maintain these new meters which use more electricity and monitor my usage so that they can charge me more at peak times.

I often happen to be home using electricity during those peak times. They tell us many ways to reduce consumption, but rarely any new, practical ideas.

I am to be frugal with their electricity, but they do not seem very frugal with the money I have to pay them.

BC Hydro could save money on: unsolicited magazines and fridge magnets, training and wages for guys to install smart meters, the staff and office space and energy for the website that will continually tell me my usage. And how will they ensure that no one will hack into the website and see my personal information, especially when my usage drops for a few days? What a convenient way to find houses to break into!

I don’t need any more education or information or meters that use more energy. I just want a power company that makes cheap, clean power and sends me my bill un-analyzed by their smart meters.

Camlet Gilbert


Qualicum Beach



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