The new meter, be it electromechanical, radiofrequency, or next-generation, has no relation to changes on your electricity bill. Temperature variations or changes in your consumption habits affect electricity bills. It’s important to remember that the past two winters were extremely cold. In winter 2015, we had 50 days of colder-than-normal temperatures, which had a big impact on the amount of electricity most customers used.
All of our meters are approved by Measurement Canada. This independent organization imposes strict rules on companies to guarantee the precision of the measurement systems they use. Hydro-Québec is therefore required to install meters that will enable it to meet those standards. The next-generation meters we install are therefore safe, reliable and read your actual consumption.