Hydro-Québec meters must be replaced
Most of Hydro-Québec’s 3.8 million meters are electromechanical, with a spinning disc and several dials. They haven’t been manufactured in North America since 2010.
More than 125 million next-generation meters have already been installed around the world. This technology has become the industry standard.
The next-generation meters we’re now installing automatically register electricity-use data and transmit it to us; that’s what we call remote meter reading. A Hydro-Québec meter reader doesn’t have to go to your house anymore.
Your bills will be based on your actual consumption rather than on estimates, as could happen with the old technology.
If your meter is indoors or hard to get to, you won’t have to be home to let a meter reader in.
You’ll no longer have to report a power failure because, with the advanced technology, Hydro-Québec will be informed automatically. We can thus determine the scope of the outage and restore service more quickly.
The new technology offers a range of functions that could be implemented in the future. For instance, you could monitor your electricity use and manage it wisely.
There will be hundreds of tons less CO2—one of the main greenhouse gases—produced every year, since we’ll be able to retire a large number of cars currently being used by meter readers.
The Régie de l’énergie has approved the free replacement of Hydro-Québec meters with next-generation meters for the whole territory served by Hydro-Québec.
No. A new meter, be it electromechanical, radiofrequency, or next-generation, has no relation to changes on a customer’s bill.All of ...
The Régie de l’énergie [Québec energy board] approved the plan to install 3.8 million next-generation meters throughout Québec.Hydro-Québec has already ...
When Hydro-Québec is ready to replace the meters in an area, it sends a letter informing residents. You’ll receive it ...