Western Canada-Smart meters found to overbill

Times Colonist

Smart meters found to overbill

TIMES COLONIST

APRIL 6, 2017 07:41 Am

I noticed after our conversion to a smart meter that despite increasingly aggressive conservation measures, my monthly bill kept going up.

Recently, I read that a team from the University of Twente and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences has published a paper demonstrating gross overbillings by smart energy meters, ranging from -32 per cent to +582 per cent of actual power consumption. This is estimated to affect millions of smart meters worldwide.

The inaccuracies were determined to be more pronounced when customers used dimmer switches and LED bulbs, which are energy-reduction efforts we have undertaken. Yet B.C. Hydro offers no statement on this study.

Peter Scott

Metchosin

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