Although the technology is being studied, it’s not yet on the market. That’s why none of the bidders proposed it in response to our requests for proposals.
Opting out means having a noncommunicating electronic meter with no radiofrequency emissions installed. This meter, already being marketed, is accredited by Measurement Canada. Hydro-Québec’s opting-out program is similar to most others, which take into account by the current state of the technology.
The meters emit radiofrequencies in the 902-to-928–MHz band, the same one used by baby monitors.
No, the meters don’t record the amount of electricity they use. The consumption of the meter itself (metering card, communications ...
Any device that operates on the 902-to-928–MHz band and uses digital transmission technologies must meet Industry Canada standard CNR-210, so ...