BC will not follow Saskatchewan in ditching smart meters.
Energy Minister Bill Bennett says 99% of BC Hydro customers now have the high-tech devices in place and they’re here to stay.
“It’s unfortunate that Saskatchewan is doing what it’s doing, but that’s up to them, we’re convinced that smart meters are actually going to take pressure off rates and are actually going to be a benefit to ratepayers.”
Saskpower has been told to yank the 105,000 smart meters it has installed so far and re-install the old meters.
The move in Saskatchewan follows reports of at least six smart meters catching fire, BC Hydro installed a different model.
However there have been reports of smart meters catching fire in BC, Hydro is looking into the exact numbers.