Smart Meter install takes down Alberniweather.ca — fixed now

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Dun Dun Daaaaahhhh…

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They just did it! I have a smart meter! OMG!!!!

As a result of the 1 minute (or so) power interruption to my home, caused by the roughly 5 minute visit from the BC Hydro employee who installed the Smart Meter pictured above (including knock on the door) my website updates were interrupted.

I have restarted the system, I will be contacting BC Hydro ASAP to demand compensation for this unscheduled downtime and the significant website revenue I have lots because of it.

I hope you can detect a ton of ridiculous-ness in this post. You can read what I sent to City Council about this issue here.

(And yes, the meter was actually installed at approximately 11:55AM, my wife reports the installer was a very nice BC Hydro employee who seemed a touched surprised when she said we were excited to finally have our Smart Meter installed.)

10 Replies to “Smart Meter install takes down Alberniweather.ca — fixed now”

  1. Good letter to City Council Chris – nicely put.
    By the way, where are those 9C temperatures forecast by EC?  Yesterday I told my family not to expect anything over 4 or 5 today, but I see we struggled to reach 2C.

  2. Ah there we go Bill! 🙂  I was doing the dishes after dinner and noticed the wind come up.  

    Thought to myself… “uhoh, the cat won’t be happy.”  
    So I went to the back door, opened it, and it was like a tropical breeze out there!(The cat came scurrying in telling me all about how wet and miserable it was out there!)

  3. You can’t contact his smart meter, I changed the IP addy to a proxy.  Chris now lives in Hong Kong…;;)

  4. Nick:  NEXT ON THE NEWS AT 6:—>  Smart Meters cause global warming!

    Allenfong:  It’s true.  Though my wife mentioned something I had never thought of… she’d rather some guy checking our meter from behind a computer desk, than a random stranger (with a BC Hydro hat) coming into our backyard while our kids were out there playing.  A mothers perspective.

    Heather:  Gung Hay Fat Choy!  Better late than never!

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