If you opt out, Hydro-Québec will install a non-communicating electronic meter that must be read manually. As approved by the Régie de l’énergie [Québec energy board], there will be an installation charge and a monthly charge for manual meter reading.
Non-communicating meters, unlike next-generation meters, don’t have the communications card needed to transmit billing data and do not emit radiofrequency energy.
If you don’t have a propane tank, your installation is considered to be up to code.
The revised charges came into effect on October 3, 2014. According to the Régie’s decision, a retroactive credit for the ...
Hydro-Québec conducted a survey of all next-generation meters installed outdoors to check whether they meet Régie du bâtiment du Québec ...