MONTREAL, Dec. 12, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Hydro-Québec's next-generation
meter project reached the milestone of 1 million meters installed since
the project began. Almost 60% of the 1.7 million meters making up Phase
1 of the project, which is scheduled to end in June 2014, are already
in service for customers in the greater Montréal area.
The deployment of this new technology is going very well, and installers
have observed positive reactions in the field. Hydro-Québec has filed
an application with the Régie de l'énergie for approval of Phases 2 and
3 of next-generation meter deployment. If the Régie approves the
company's application, all of Québec will be covered by 2018, bringing
the total number of meters installed to 3.8 million.
Meters that pose no health hazard
Hydro-Québec would like to remind customers that, despite what some
rumors suggest, next-generation meters pose no health hazard. In fact,
on December 5, 2013, Montréal's Director of Public Health, speaking on
behalf of all of Québec's regional directors of public health,
reiterated their position that next-generation meters pose no health
Position of the regional directors of public health [in French]
Customers who would like more information about next-generation meters
should go to www.hydroquebec.com/next-generation-meters.
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