News Release

Smart meters proven safe for homes and businesses in B.C.

We've installed 1.9 million meters and they have a proven track record of safety over the last 3 years. They have been proven safe here in British Columbia.

Last year, the University of the Fraser Valley issued a report concluding there have been fewer residential structure fires since BC Hydro began installing smart meters in 2011. There is no evidence that a smart meter has ever been the cause of a fire in British Columbia.

In response to issues with smart meters in Saskatchewan: SaskPower's meters are made by a different manufacturer than BC Hydro's meters.

The installation of new meters has made the grid safer here in B.C. We repaired over 2,000 pre-existing unsafe meter socket conditions on customers' homes at no cost to the homeowner.