No. Your meter will measure your overall electricity consumption and periodically report it by radiofrequency to HQ’s information systems for billing purposes.
Hydro-Québec has taken steps to protect its customers’ private data. Those measures were underscored by the Commission d’accès à l’information [access to information commission] in its report of February 2013.
After learning of the mechanisms put in place, the commission concluded that Hydro-Québec “has taken measures to prevent the data collected from being used to deduce private information.”
CAI report (in French)
No. The introduction of next-generation meters has absolutely no impact on our collections procedure. This procedure is well documented and ...
A next-generation meter displays various pieces of information in sequence. If it displays “0 kWh” when electricity is being used, ...
The data transmitted is secure, because it is encrypted and anonymous. It is decrypted only once it is in Hydro-Québec’s ...