For us all this yammering about opting in or out of the smart meter program, and the costs associated with that, is utter nonsense.
We have been told repeatedly that our meter would be connected. We have an acreage and dogs, etc. and the routine of them reading the old meter was so unorganized or confusing, by their staff, I became rebellious.
Once again, our reading has spiked without any significant change to our usage. We just went through many months with a rebate due to their over-billings. This month’s bill spiked again, and upon contacting BC Hydro, it is reported that the “smart” meter still is void of reporting by itself.
Does anybody really know the costs of getting off the hydro grid? Opting out in Arizona is very inexpensive. B.C. isn’t the only place “smart” meters are being dumbed down.