Serious criticisms of Hydro One missing from Ombudsman report
May 31, reposted from Wind Concerns Ontario http://www.windconcernsontario.ca
Fifteen months after it was launched, the report from Andre Marin, Ontario’s Ombudsman, is finally out.
Exactly why it took 15 months to complete is worrisome: there have been literally dozens and dozens of articles on this issue, an Auditor General’s report, numerous letters to the editor, TV and radio exposure, etc., that detailed Hydro One’s billing and smart meter problems since the Ombudsman’s announcement of an investigation.
Hydro One was the fifth most complained about provincial entity for the 2011 and 2012 year, according to the Ombudsman’s own annual reports. Many of the articles and letters go back well before the launch of his investigation. Most of those earlier complaints were connected to billing issues as a result of “smart meters” installed by Hydro One…
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