Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Hydro Smart Meters

If you like smart meters you’re going to love this - more smart meter tax

Soon you are going to have to pay for the privilege of having it    forced on you, plus, you guessed it, you are going to have to pay HST   on the extra fee. But not until next year – not something you are   suppose to know about before an election.
At least the smart meters were made in Ontario right? Nope made in Korea.   Korea IT Times.
 Buried on a footnote on page 1-102, of volume 2a of the 2010 Ontario    Public Accounts is a revelation that Dalton McGuinty’s Minister of    Energy quietly approved a request from the Independent Electricity Systems Operator to apply to the Ontario Energy Board for a new tax called Smart Meter Service Fees.

Page 13 of the Independent Electricity System Operator’s 2011-2013 Business Plan confirms that the Dalton McGuinty Liberals are already budgeting to collect $33 million per year in Smart Meter Service Fees beginning in 2012. Over the next four years, this would cost Ontario families $132 million to run the smart meter super computer.

This new Smart Meter Tax will be applied to smart meter hydro bills above and beyond the higher costs of ‘time of use pricing’. Already under Dalton McGuinty, hydro rates have gone up 84 percent and 150 percent for homes with a smart meter, not to mention the $1 billion ($200 per household) price tag that came with installing smart meters.
We all need to ask the questions and vote on Thursday October 6. 

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