The AMI technology offers practical advantages to customers:
• In the vast majority of cases, bills will be based on actual consumption rather than estimates, as sometimes happened with the old technology, when meters were hard to reach.
• Customers will no longer have to fill in meter-reading cards when they move.
• Meter readers will no longer have to enter customer premises, causing much less inconvenience, especially to customers with indoor meters. In Montréal, 70% of meters are indoors.
• Eventually, customers will no longer have to report power failures 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.
• Starting in 2015, customers will also be able to monitor their electricity consumption online and manage it wisely.
No. The British government passed a law at the end of January 2013 making the rollout of next-generation meters mandatory. ...
There is no Québec company that makes them. When choosing its new technology, Hydro-Québec used a rigorous call for proposals ...
No. Although they are still reliable, close to half of Hydro-Québec’s meters are over 25 years old and must be ...