Note: In last night’s update, you might have received several attachments that you couldn’t open. I did not intentionally attach these (and they didn’t show in my sent version.) They were attached to the Aug. 31st. letter I sent to the provincial consumer affairs. They were the same ones I had sent to Patrick Wruck of BCUC, and which were included in the 2015-07-28 update. Sorry for any confusion. As you well know by now, computers are not my strong suit.
- ITRON wants to add a second smart meter to homes with solar panels, one that measures the generated solar power and “manages” it, doing more than just allowing the surplus energy to be credited. It sure sounds as if it is insinuating itself in the entire process, trying to control the solar system on homes. I haven’t heard of these meters in BC yet, but I can see where Hydro will say that anyone with solar panels must have this second smart meter or else….
Itron Expands Itron® Total Services to Include Solar
Published: June 30, 2015 8:45 a.m. ET
Itron Total Solar delivers solar monitoring as a comprehensive service
- A father records smart meter emissions in his daughter’s room which is on the second floor, above the smart meter.
- Many people and most politicians still have trouble understanding/believing that people can have reactions to RF exposure. But as I keep telling you, as more of us are exposed to higher levels of wireless radiation, more will suffer EHS. Here is story of another person who learned the hard way.
Powerpoint with lots of references (which I haven’t checked).
- More collectors:
McBride, 499 Main St.
Nanaimo, 6650 Dover Rd.
- A chuckle, if it weren’t so awful. From our responsive and responsible provincial health official, Perry Kendall, to one of our members. Please notice the dates – almost 4 years!! I wonder what his boss, the Health Minister Terry Lake thinks of this.
From: Kendall, Perry HLTH:EX [mailto:Perry.Kendall@gov.bc.ca]
Sent: September-03-15 4:27 PM
Subject: Not read: Notice of Refusal of Smart Meter
To: Kendall, Perry HLTH:EX
Subject: Notice of Refusal of Smart Meter
Sent: Monday, October 17, 2011 1:55:20 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
was deleted without being read on Thursday, September 03, 2015 4:26:35 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada).
- Another report about the outages. This from Chemainus:
We had a power outage last week .It took me 1/2 hour to get through to talk to someone. The agent said I was the first to call from my area. Within 1/2 hour of my calling the power came back on. They didn’t know the power was out until I phoned in. So much for the dumb meters.
Name provided with author’s permission: Reminder that at the Fortis hearing BCUC did not hear any information about smart meter fires after installation. In their statement, they were referring only to fires that had occurred when Corix was installing the smart meter.
From: Mike Testart
Sent: September 2, 2015 11:06 PM
To: Complaints BCUC:EX <Complaints@bcuc.com>;
Patrick Wruck <email@example.com>
Subject: Your email dated July 14, 2015 to ‘Dennis and Sharon Noble
In the fourth paragraph of your letter, you state “the Commission found “there is a low-risk of fires resulting from installation of the new meters””.
Nowhere in the BC Safety Standards Act is the term “low-risk” used. “Risk” is mentioned 12 times and the Act specifies that “risks” are not to be taken.
Why do we have to wait until the end of December for this matter to be investigated. How much damage and how many people will die or be injured during this time? –
From: Dennis and Sharon Noble [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: September 3, 2015 9:49 PM
To: ‘Complaints BCUC:EX’ <Complaints@bcuc.com>
Subject: RE: BCUC;s responsibility re. safety — incidents Another incident to consider
Dear Mr. Wruck,
There is another example that I am asking you to send to the Commission staff investigating this matter. I believe this will show that information is being misrepresented to the public, and we deserve to know why.
This fire occurred in Langford on Aug. 27, 2014. The fire department is less than one block from the home, so the firemen were on the scene soon after it was reported by someone walking by. CHEK news captured the fire and spoke with the fireman who saw the flames coming from the smart meter. The video clearly shows little damage by the front door or anywhere except at the smart meter which was on the front on the home. http://www.cheknews.ca/fire-sooke-lake-road/
The fire report describes something entirely different than what is shown on the video and what the fireman reported. I went to the home shortly after the news was on TV and saw no planter and no damage around the door.
Fire Department was called for a residential structure fire. Crews arrived to find and exterior fire and heavy smoke inside. A primary search was done and found that there was fire inside the structure in the closet of a bedroom and no occupants. All fire was extinguished and checked for extension. Fire and damage was confined to the structure of origin but was extensive throughout. Fire was determined to have started in a planter outside the front door. Several small fireworks were found in the planter although it was not determined if they were the igniting object or not. The fire in the planter burned the exterior wall and started the wall components on fire. The fire then spread through the floor into the closet and throughout the rest of the bedroom. The fire also travelled up the wall through an electrical wire chase and ignited the electrical meter. The first eye witness confirmed that the fire was only in the planter when he first saw the fire.
Investigating Officer: Aubrey, Chris (250-661-0743)
Report Date: 2014-08-29 JAG-2014-01520 http://www.ofc.gov.bc.ca/OFC/IncidentReport.jsp?incidentId=253963
If you have any questions about this incident that I might be able to answer, please let me know.
Dear Ms. Noble,
Thank you for your email. Commission staff are currently investigating this matter and we expect the investigation to conclude in the next few months (likely by the end of the year). Once more information becomes available I will provide you with an update.
Customer Relations Analyst
British Columbia Utilities Commission
6th Floor, 900 Howe Street
Vancouver, B.C. V6Z 2N3
Website: www.bcuc.com Email: email@example.com
Phone: 604.660.4700 | Fax: 604.660.1102 | Toll Free: 1.800.663.1385
Newsletter prepared by Sharon Noble
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