Revisiting the Safety of Smart Meter Installations in British Columbia

In June of 2011, BC Hydro commenced implementation of its Smart Metering Program, which involved converting every residential property in BC from legacy metering to wireless technology smart meters. This Smart Metering Program involves replacing existing electrical meters that are now becoming obsolete, with a comprehensive wireless smart metering system. As of August 2013 an estimated 1.8 million smart meters have been installed, representing approximately 96% of the total 1.9 million smart meters that BC Hydro expects to install as a foundation to its Smart Metering initiative.


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