Smart meters have a number of benefits for you and SaskPower. The smart module inside the meter automatically transmits how much power is being used in real time. Just 0.04 seconds of data are transmitted daily.
You can look forward to:
No more estimated bills — you pay for exactly the power you use
Right now, every bill you receive that is not based on a meter reading is based on an estimate of how much power you’ve used for that billing period. We read meters in cities every three months and rural areas once a year.
With smart meters, your power use information is collected several times per day, so your bill is based on what you use. Estimated bills will be a thing of the past, which will also reduce billing discrepancies.
More Control and Access
With a smart meter, you’ll get more information about your power and have a better grasp of how to reduce how much you use. In the coming months, customers with smart meters will be able to go online to view their consumption information.
No more meter reader visits
Smart meters will ‘talk’ to our system, meaning your meter will be remotely read. Meter readers will no longer need to enter your property to read the meter. Don’t worry, these employees will be moving into other jobs within our company.
Becoming more efficient
We’ll be able to answer your billing questions faster and more efficiently because we’ll have access to better data.
Helping the environment
By eliminating driving to read meters and making it easier to connect more customer-generated renewable power, we’re lowering the carbon footprint to power the province.