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B-C Hydro has made it official....at least, for now.
The utility has issued a written statement saying it will not install Smart Meters without the customer's permission.
Hydro says it's important to take extra time to work with customers who still have concerns, so in the meantime it will not install new meters unless they have their permission.
85-thousand people have said no to Smart Meters despite previous warnings that they were not optional.
But Hydro says some nine-thousand customers have changed their minds after speaking with company officials.