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Last week, a customer hit Canadian utility BC Hydro with a lawsuit over a smart meter installation, and she is seeking to upgrade the filing to a class-action suit to keep the utility from installing the devices on other people's properties.

According to a report in The Vancouver Sun, the plaintiff claims the utility installed the meter last year despite her objections. The woman, a yoga instructor, cites health concerns regarding frequency emissions and charges the device disrupted the tranquility of her property.

A BC Hydro representative told The Vancouver Sun that the utility needed to replace the woman’s meter, as its glass was broken and posed a safety problem. He noted that other legal actions against the utility’s smart meter installations have been thrown out by the relevant authorities and BC Hydro does not intend to halt its smart meter deployment.

The lawsuit comes about a month after the British Colombian energy minister instituted a smart meter opt-out fee.

To read the full Vancouver Sun report, click here.




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