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Nova Scotia Power to roll out smart meters to customers in 2019

The utility's plan is pending approval from the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board
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Nova Scotia Power building in Halifax (Meghan Groff/HalifaxToday.ca)

HALIFAX - Nova Scotia Power announced on Thursday its plans to roll out smart meters to all customers starting in 2019.

President and CEO Karen Hutt said the time is right for smart meters in our province, which will automatically measure electricity usage.

In terms of benefits, Hutt said the move will modernize how Nova Scotia Power customers monitor their usage.

"It gives them tools to make their own decisions on how they want to use energy," said Hutt. "That's something that they've told us, over and over, that they want to be able to do."

According to Hutt, customers will not be charged for their new meter.

"This is an investment of $133-million that over the life of the project will deliver $38-million back in benefit over the next 20 years," she said.

At this time, Hutt said Nova Scotia Power will wait for approval from the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board, and added she is hopeful they will be able to install a number of pilot smart meters in late 2018.

 




Chris Halef

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Chris is a reporter for HalifaxToday.ca and NEWS 95.7. In 2018, he won the RTDNA Dave Rogers Award for best short feature.
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