‘Forced’ smart meter program not okay

B.C. Hydro needed to ask more questions of residents

Why am I opposed to the current smart meter program? There are a number of reasons. First and foremost is it is being forced onto the people with out appropriate consultation and BC Hydro has never made a proper business case to prove the need for the program. When BC Hydro is asked questions that require real answers they refuse to answer. If they do even respond all they do is refer one to their talking points which give no real answers.

Their claim that the meters will give off no more radiation than a two-minute cell phone call does not stand up to a proper analysis. That comparison is meaningless, as the range of radiation from a cell phone varies considerably depending on the phone and how far it is from a tower.

The complications don’t end there. Whether they are comparing it to an analogue or continuous wave cell phone emission or to a digital pulse phone makes a considerable difference.

I have asked BC Hydro for a specific answer as to how much radiation is emitted from a smart meter and they have not answered with a specific number.

Do they even know the real answer? Have they seriously considered the concerns that thousands have expressed? They have not.

I believe the reason they have not is because they know the answers, and if the public knew the answers they would realize their concerns are justified.

Norm Ryder


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