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The installation of BC Hydro’s Smart Meters is wrapping up, but it seems people who keep refusing a meter may not have to face consequences for continually saying no.
Cindy Verschoor with the Smart Metering Program says Hydro will to work with customers who refuse meter installation by answering their questions and addressing concerns.
The program is set to wrap up at the end of the year, but Vershoor says they haven’t decided on consequences if customers still refuse to make the switch.
"There's no decision that's been made on sort of what will happen after that date so I can't really provide any details on that."
Verschoor says right now, about 4 percent of the Province’s 1.85 million customers are on a delay list for installation -- some because they don't want a meter, others for reasons like difficult access to their existing meter.