As the establishment rolls out the smart grid worldwide, Hydro One customers are getting ripped off

TORONTO – Simone Laferriere couldn’t believe her eyes when she opened her Hydro One bill for December.

“Here’s what you owe — $1,015.17,” proclaimed the statement.

Not just that, she had signed up for pre-authorized payment, so the giant utility automatically scooped the money right out of her bank account.

She’s part of a growing number of Hydro One customers who’ve had huge, random bills.

Last month, provincial ombudsman Andre Marin launched a probe into Hydro One’s smart meter program after receiving hundreds of complaints. Since then, complaints have skyrocketed. By end of the working day Tuesday, they’d had 5,605 complaints — that’s 4,958 since he launched the probe.

“The volume has been staggering,” he told me in a recent telephone interview. His office is averaging 220 complaints a day.

http://www.torontosun.com/2014/03/04/hydro-ones-overbilling-powers-on-despite-ombud-probe

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2 responses to “As the establishment rolls out the smart grid worldwide, Hydro One customers are getting ripped off

  1. Usually I don’t learn article on blogs, but I would like to say that this write-up very forced me
    to check out and do so! Your writing style has been surprised me.
    Thank you, very nice post.

    • Thank you. They try to sell you this ‘smart grid’ idea as something innovative and high-end but really it is a global scheme to have more control over peoples’ power supply instead of just providing people with electrical power.

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