Monday, April 26, 2010


Smart meters are just about all installed in Ontario, and in July supposed to start to database your hourly usage and be billed on such.

Except one major problem. These "smart" meters are recording consumption as much as THREE TIMES your actual consumption. This is correct. As of right now my consumption, according to the meter, is some 70 kilojoules (kJ) per day (kWh, a Watt-Hour is a Joule). Divide that by 24 hours and my consumption is 3000 Watts per hour. That's thirty 100 Watt bulbs running for 24 hours.

All my lights are florescent, and other appliances are no different that yours -- high efficiency stove, fridge, two computers in sleep mode most of the time, etc. So it is not physically possible for me to use 70kJ per day. My monthly consumption is almost 2000kJ this last 30 days, when a normal house in the winter would consume 800. My Feb consumption was 3400kJ, the bill was $700 -- FOR ONE MONTH! That's an average daily consumption of 140kJ -- 60 x 100 watt bulbs running 24/7.

A friend of mine down the road "Dave", also got a huge bill in Feb, 3500kJ of consumption. He's on a fixed pension and cannot afford these kinds of utility bills.

This is not affecting everyone, seems it's spotty. Dave's neighbour across the street from him has an electric hot tub running all the time, and his consumption was 1/3 of Dave's. My brother-in-law has 5 adults living in a house and his Feb consumption was just under 700kJ.

So what is your horror story? I need more evidence that this is wide spread.

More posts to follow.


  1. Has anyone taken a hard look at this delivery charge.My consumption was billed out at $67.00 but the bill was $216.00.
    So I called Hydro one and they said that there was a minimum billing on delivery,mine was $20. but the bill was $97,so I asked was this minimum added on to the delivery?"yes" came the reply.If that is so,then it is not a minimum it is a surcharge.As the minimum was exceeded but yet added to...This is highly unethical and an abuse of privlege(that of being a monopoly) Where do I sign for this Class action,lets get to it.

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