Yes. Next-generation meters installed by Hydro-Québec have a two-way communications card, so they can transmit and receive. They transmit electricity use data, but can also receive updates or be reprogrammed remotely when new functions are implemented.
Before programming new functions, Hydro-Québec has to do an analysis to make sure that they will benefit customers or the company. This capability enables the selected technology to advance and to fully meet HQ’s business needs as they evolve over time. In addition, any services must be approved by the Régie de l’énergie [Québec energy board] in light of, for instance, the investment required and the rates affected.
The meters emit radiofrequencies in the 902-to-928–MHz band, the same one used by baby monitors.
Hydro-Québec has received a few complaints regarding meters and motion detectors. These rare cases concern certain types of equipment and ...
No, the routers and data collectors used by the advanced metering infrastructure will not be installed on people’s roofs without ...