Meters a cash cow for government

Re: New technology a matter of choice, Reporter’s Viewpoint, Nov. 8.

To the Editor,

Re: New technology a matter of choice, Reporter’s Viewpoint, Nov. 8.

I am sorry to hear that the writer needs a smart meter to tell him when he is using too much hydro.

I think anyone knows when you flip a switch or plug in something or use anything electrical, you are using hydro and I don’t know how much more in real time it could get.

It has yet to be shown to me how exactly a smart meter will cut my consumption. I am quite aware when I use hydro.

The only thing smart meters will do is charge you more money during peak demand hours. The government says this is not the case, but it will happen.

This smart meter is the government’s cash cow. That is why smart meters were invented in the first place.

They record exactly how much power you use and exactly when you use it, then they charge you a higher rate during the hours most humans need power.

But the government wants you to believe that that won’t happen here.

S. Fisher

Nanaimo