FortisBC recently filed an application with the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) for an Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) project. This application outlines FortisBC’s plan for AMI, the benefits to customers, costs, and the public consultation the utility went through prior to filing.
Should the BCUC approve the AMI project, meter exchanges will begin in 2014 and be complete by the end of 2015.
Advanced meters, also known as smart meters, look similar to existing digital electricity meters that FortisBC has been installing for years, but provide a number of advantages. You will receive more information about how you use energy that could help you become more energy efficient and help you save on your electricity bills.