More than $100 million worth of electricity is stolen from BC Hydro every year, with much of it powering marijuana grow-ops. As an honest BC Hydro customer, it makes me unhappy to know that people are stealing electricity.
That’s why I’m glad BC Hydro is finally installing smart meters and putting an end to preventable electricity theft. Smart meters will let BC Hydro zero in on electricity theft quickly and accurately and shut down the perpetrators.
The old mechanical meters can’t do that. I doubt people are still using the same appliances, that were around in the 1940s, so why would anyone want to use metering technology from 60 years ago?
Mike Taylor, Port Moody, B.C.