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Published on Mar 18, 2012
CTV News has been flooded with hundreds of emails claiming smart meters are to blame for ballooning hydro bills, but some number crunching may reveal a different story.
When Carlo Magno bought his Richmond apartment last year, he installed CFL light bulbs, Energy Star appliances and dimmers to be as energy efficient as possible. So he was stunned when his hydro bill jumped from $93 before his smart meter was set up to $172 and then $241 on his most recent bill.