2020-02-17 BC Hydro’s threat to net metering

1) The link to a major item was missed in last night’s update re. Alzheimers and the smart phone. It is below. Sorry —


2) I don’t know what other communication was sent by BC Hydro or BCUC about this deadline but, unfortunately, I was unable to send it to you. BC Hydro reduced net metering a while back when it reduced the amount of surplus energy a customer could sell back to the system. This seems extremely short-sighted. BC Hydro is saying need will surpass the supply in years to come, hence the environmentally damaging and expensive Site C dam. If solar system users have energy they can put into the system for pennies, why refuse it? But that is what our responsible, fiscally sound, environmentally astute utility and politicians are doing. Hopefully, BCUC will refuse to eliminate further net metering reductions.

Please see below in Letters for more information. The BCUC deadline (which may have been announced some time ago, quietly,.. or not) does not mean you can’t send letters to BCUC, Hydro and your MLA with your concerns [https://stopsmartmetersbc.com/z/bc-contact-e-mail-lists/].

Will the BC Utilities Commission defend local power? – Dogwood Petition:


3) What is reported to be one of the best 5G documentaries so far. It is long and I have watched only the first 30 min. Both the video and transcript are available.

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The 5G Trojan Horse

“This 96 minute documentary will expose the truth behind the global “Race to 5G”, the health, privacy, and local power concerns, and the corruption between the Big Wireless industry and the U.S. government.”


4) Marg Friesen’s excellent EMR/5G site. Note that there is a minor error under “groups” where CST is given as contact name for the Coalition. This will be corrected shortly.



From: “Dave Mills, Dogwood” <dogwood@dogwoodbc.ca>
Sent: February 14, 2020
Subject: BC Hydro is trying to mess with our solar

The B.C. Utilities Commission (BCUC) is our energy regulator. It’s tasked with ensuring providers like BC Hydro serve British Columbians fairly.

Over the past 10 months, the BCUC has been hearing arguments for and against BC Hydro’s proposed amendments to Rate Schedule 1289 — the Net Metering program. And today is the last day for British Columbians to have their say.

A robust Net Metering program allows people to work together to create local power and get a fair return for their efforts. However, out of the blue, BC Hydro reduced the rate, stopped people from sharing power and placed restrictions that prevent people from cooperatively producing power. Now, they’re trying to make those changes permanent.

Send a pre-written letter to the BC Utilities Commission now , telling them to reject BC Hydro’s ruinous changes.

BC Hydro’s changes to RS1289 will kneecap engaged British Columbians from harnessing their own solar power. Don’t let them get away with this.

Tell the BC Utilities Commission you oppose BC Hydro’s amendments throttling the Net Metering program. You only have until the end of today — Friday, February 14 — to submit your letter.

Thank you for standing up for local power,


P.S. BC Hydro is a big fish in a little pond — they’re trying to throttle a budding renewable revolution by kneecapping engaged citizens who are invested in producing their own power. Don’t let them get away with it: send this pre-written message to the BCUC right now telling them you oppose BC Hydro’s amendments to the Net Metering program. And if you want, you can add your own personalized message as well.


Dogwood, PO Box 8701, Victoria, BC V8W 3S3


Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters

“Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.”         Albert Einstein


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