Smart meters a gimmick to get cash

Re: After the storm, smart meters could have helped, Letters, Jan. 25, 2012.

Re: After the storm, smart meters could have helped, Letters, Jan. 25, 2012.

The time saved from smart meter notification compared to telephone can be measured in minutes even seconds, so is it worth the billion dollar price tag for this device that produces not one watt more of power?

I also submit that the smart meter is just another gimmick by B.C. Hydro to extract more money from over and above their other planned increases to improve their bottom line to justify more bonuses for their executives.

We need more ways to create power not gimmicks. I also feel bonuses have no place in this public company that provides an essential service. This cannot become another cash cow for the one per cent to hold us hostage over.

I hope the smart meter goes the same way as the as the HST and people rise up in numbers and refuse this meter which is our right, as this is still a public utility.

John Wheatcroft

Highlands