Smart metering reduces footprint

Re: Peer-reviewed study on meters needed, Letters, Dec. 10.

To the Editor,

Re: Peer-reviewed study on meters needed, Letters, Dec. 10.

The negative radiation problem with smart meters needs to be addressed.

But other jurisdictions have similar setups and they charge consumers more for using power during peak periods.

For example, my aunt in Ottawa lectures me every time I go there and need to do laundry: “Only on Sunday,” she chastises, “that’s when the rates are the lowest.”

That aspect of smart meters is good and absolutely necessary. We need to drastically reduce our footprint.

I wonder if half the folks screaming about smart meters are, by their own accord, doing things like their laundry on Sunday only.

I doubt it.

C. Marv West

Nanaimo