Rural Cape Bretoners to get smart meters this month
Nova Scotia Power says rural Cape Breton customers will be getting upgraded smart meters starting at the end of the month.
The utility says about 12 thousand customers from Isle Madame to Louisbourg and from Eskasoni to Bras d’Or will be getting their upgraded meters starting September 28.
Smart meter project director Steve Pothier says the new meters will give customers more control over energy usage and costs and quicker response time in an outage.
He says the meters will eliminate the need for on-site visits to connecting or disconnect service, as well as the need for bill estimates.
There is no charge for the upgrade.
The power company began smart meter upgrades in late 2019. More than 170,000 meters across the province have so far been upgraded.
Customers in Sydney will have their meters upgraded next year.