If you are still lucky enough to have an analogue meter on your home or workplace, and want to tell Hydro that you do not want a “smart” meter installed, the following LETTER OF NON-CONSENT is for you to send (e-mail or Canada Post) ASAP.
2013 Letter - OPT OUT NOTICE – February 2013
2013 Letter - REFUSAL NOTICE for BC Hydro – HIGHLY TIME SENSITIVE
Some confusion has occurred about which documents/letters are the best to use to avoid having a smart meter installed. The letters/signs available on Citizens for Safe Technology and the Coalition to Stop Smart Meters websites have been used for the past 2 years and have been approved by a lawyer.
The Claim of Right documentation, which is not included on our websites, has been in circulation since October 2012.
It is difficult to know for sure which documents and letters are most effective. We all want to keep our analog meters and it is up to us individually to read through all documents, letters, and signs and decide for ourselves which ones we think we should use.
There is no guarantee. Personally, we believe it is more hit and miss, depending on the installer’s personality and integrity as to whether any signs, letters or documents are honoured. Reports from all over the province are varied: some analogs are left alone, some smart meters are installed.
Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
8 – Post a Sign : No Trespassing BC Hydro/Corix (PDF)
Documents to share:
“My Legal Right” Stop Smart Meters BC ( Black and White )
People have constructed various designs that make a strong statement. These builders documented the construction for others that are interested.
These Boots made for Locking
Many people are taking the step of “enclosing” their analogue meters, protecting them from removal, while still making sure that the necessary ID tags and consumption information remain clearly visible and intact. (along with the disclaimer that is on this page)
There many locks being made and offered for sale, and the Coalition is offering this information without endorsement.
‘HORNBY LOCKS’ ARE AVAILABLE : from 250-335-2528. These are the 6″ circles with 2 ‘wings’ (approx. 12 ” long), with screw-holes. And the screws need to be gummed up – with non runny glue, the best being “JB Weld” epoxy. ( I also drill 2 extra holes with 2 exta screws for a more secure installation.)
Also the often-preferable “Vernon” type locks are available from email@example.com
It has been reported that in most cases, the vernon type with the padlock (not included) works best. But in some situations, such as where the meter is inset into siding etc. it’s necessary to use the Hornby model or some other design, as the vernon type will not fit. However, the Hornby model still works in most situations.