I have been reading all the posts regarding the BC Hydro Smart meter installation, and I would urge the readers of this to look at both sides of the spectrum before jumping to a conclusion.
Although Marina Jang raises some valid concerns, I believe her research was biased and focused only on what she wanted her concerns to be. There have been some health concerns related to this, but there are also health concerns related to almost everything we do all the time.
Is Ms. Jang going to ask people in public places not to use their cell phones when near her? The good that comes out of the use of smart meters heavily outweighs the health concerns.
In other jurisdictions, it is true that they are charging more for time of day usage but BC Hydro has not said they will do that. I would favour time of day billing and the ability to work around peak times, therefore saving on my bill and not putting such a load on the grid.
The theft of power is costing BC Hydro customers millions of dollars a year and once all of the meters are installed, making theft a non-issue, I would like to reap in those savings.
As with almost every letter to the editor, mine is also one sided. But I made my decision by researching both sides and came to the conclusion that smart meters are the way to go and BC Hydro is doing this to help the consumer.
So I urge you, Ms. Jang, to look at both sides closely and then make your decision.