VANCOUVER -- BC Hydro customers who don't want a smart meter installed in their homes will have to pay up or consider other options for partially opting out of the program.
The Crown corporation says consumers without the device will automatically be charged $35 a month as of Dec. 1.
Customers who take the meter but want the radio transmitter shut off will have to pay a one-time fee of $100, plus $20 a month for manual readings.