We replaced the old electromechanical meters since they had reached the end of their useful life and haven’t been manufactured in North America since 2010. We recently announced the end of the large-scale roll-out of next-generation meters. Only a small minority of customers, about 2%, requested the installation of a non-communicating meter requiring manual reading. This small proportion is comparable to the percentage recorded by other public utilities that have switched to next-generation meters. That being said, it is indeed to take into account the opinion of this minority of customers that the opt-out is available. Furthermore, the new meters have numerous advantages, including: • Bills are based on actual consumption data rather than on estimates. • Customers no longer have to report outages since it is detected automatically, which allows us to restore service faster. • Consumption reading is done remotely. • Hundreds of tons of CO2—one of the main greenhouse gases— are avoided every year, since we retired a large number of vehicles used by meter readers. • The project will lead to recurrent savings of $81 million, which will relieve the pressure on electricity rates.