Vancouver city council wants BC Hydro to allow customers to opt out of smart meter installation at their homes, The Vancouver Sun reports. The city also wants the utility to research alternatives to smart meters and ways to increase security when it comes to protecting data on household energy use. Joining 40 other BC municipalities, the council has adopted a motion that aims to pressure BC Hydro to amend its smart meter program. A BC Hydro spokeswoman said the program is necessary, and another said the company has safeguards in place to protect against hacking.
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