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.
Unlike next-generation meters, which can be read remotely for billing purposes, non-communicating meters must be read manually. From now on, ...
a. If your propane tank is located between one and three metres from your meter, you don’t have to do ...
If you don’t have a propane tank, your installation is considered to be up to code.