They just keep coming... Higher rates pushing people over the edge.
I have a few horror stories
Now for the record i am an Licensed Industrial Electrician
I keep an eye on all my hydro usage
Even way before the smart meter
Our usage has been constant i have monitored incoming usage with other meters When the math is applied it just dont add up even before the handling charge
the month the smart meter was installed my hydro jumped nearly 150% my consumption was usual .....after the jump we cut way back and only cooked ..or did laundry on off peak hours but the bills stayed high ... even when we were away for a week i turned off all the breakers except the new fridge and sump pump .... the next bill was even higher ........ shit we were gone for a week
Times are tough we are having hard time with the bills " as is most of Ontario"they feel we didnt pay our bill soon enough so they applied the $600 security deposit .I complained and still i paid it ... with my last R.R.S.P.......2 months later...now again this year first month they want another $600 deposit i will loose my home.......
we keep the house at 68 degrees and lower at night with a smart thermostat no air conditioners no pools no saunas or spas gas heat and gas water heater ...Its downright nasty
And they wonder why the Suicide rates are getting higher .......I have no way of keeping food on table ...mortgage ... and hydro ripoff bills