Smart meters to be taken to court

We are going to appeal the recent BCUC decision and allow court to decide if Hydro is operating outside of its jurisdiction.

My name is Andrea Collins the lead complainant with Citizens for Safe Technology in a legal complaint to the B.C. Utilities Commission (BCUC) re: BC Hydro using “wireless technology” which isn’t mandated or even mentioned in the Clean Energy Act 2010.

Neither was the Zigbee chip (the “snooping component”) which collects personal data usage and behavour patterns in the home. We maintain that Hydro is clearly operating “outside” the scope of the CEA which means that BCUC should not be exempt from oversight.

Since Hydro is providing us with unlawful extensions – added on to the CEA – we are asking BCUC to place a cease and desist order on the entire program until these matters have been resolved via a public hearing.

We are going to appeal the recent BCUC decision and allow real court to decide if Hydro is operating outside of its jurisdiction with regards to its wireless program.

Andrea Collins

Citizens for Safe Technology