1) Another major hack, this one in Norway. The hack affected plants all over the world, is ongoing, with the precise cause unknown at this time.
Huge aluminium plants hit by ‘severe’ ransomware attack
One of the world’s biggest aluminium producers has switched to manual operations at some smelting plants following a “severe” ransomware attack.
Hydro, which employs more than 35,000 people in 40 countries, says the attack began on Monday night and is ongoing.
Some of the company’s factories have been forced to halt production though other facilities, including its power plants, are functioning normally.
2) After my initial complaint about the fires that the smeters had caused, BCUC required BC Hydro and FortisBC to provide reports on incidents every 6 months for 2 years. BC Hydro’s final report (unless BCUC extends the reporting) is now available online (see link below), and FortisBC’s is here:
BC Hydro reports 33 incidents, which is consistent with prior reports. They make it sound as if all the problems were unrelated to smeters, but I have asked some Electrical Engineers for their comments. I will share their input when I get it. I believe we must continue to ask BCUC to extend the reporting because we know, from my fire report [https://stopsmartmetersbc.com/bcuc-smart-meter-fires-the-failure-to-protect/], that these meters are fire hazards.
3) If anyone knows someone in Spokane, Washington, please tell them to look at our website if they want to learn the truth about ITRON smeters because there is nothing accurate in this video/ad/news clip. The only good thing is that the opt out fee is $5 a month. If these smeters are so good, why must the companies lie about them?
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4) In the upper peninsula of Michigan, people are being allowed to keep their analogs, and the proposed opt out fee is $14.26 per month. Yet BC Hydro refuses to consider allowing analogs — even when we were willing to pay one of the highest extortion fees in No. America.
Protect yourself from smart meters
“UPPCO’S choice to install is the worst of all worlds. Itron’s Openway Riva Meter will flood your home with power quality issues even if you opt out because of transmissions operating simultaneously…
To keep your existing analog or digital meter you can opt out and pay to retain what you have which is infinitely wiser than accepting a smart meter. The proposal before the MPSC (Michigan Public Service Commission) is initial fee $62.25 plus $14.26 monthly. UPPCO has that printed already on its opt-out form even though the amounts have not been approved. Please write to the MPSC at LARA-MPSCfirstname.lastname@example.org with “Comment for U020276” in the subject line and ask for a reduced monthly rate.
UPPCO intends to read the meters every other month estimating the bill for the next month. The opt-out fee has always been explained as “meter reading charge.” A compromise is needed herein. We pay much more for electricity then downstate residents let’s not pay more to opt-out.”
Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
“Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in, except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” ~Winston Churchill