WHAT IS A SMART METER?

Smart meters are the new standard in electrical meters. Approximately 70% of Canadian homes already have smart meters.

Smart meters incorporate sophisticated digital technology that will allow them to communicate via a safe, secure connection to Nova Scotia Power. While your current meter is “read” in person – usually about once every 60 days – your smart meter will record your electricity usage in 15-minute intervals. You will be able to access this data, which will enable you to make more informed decisions about how you use electricity. Smart meters will also help us serve you more efficiently, without always having to visit in person.

We’ve had the opportunity to learn from the experiences of other provinces with smart meters. This has helped guide our planning from the ground up, so that we can make this a seamless transition for customers and focus on delivering the full benefits of smart meter technology. 

How do Smart Meters Work Infographic