Putting the power in your hands
Smart meters are one of the ways NB Power is modernizing the power grid to provide you with the best possible service into the future.
A smart meter looks similar to the current meter on your home. What makes it different is that it allows two-way communication, over a secure network, giving you the information you need to see and manage your energy use.
Smart meters in New Brunswick
Global supply chain issues caused by COVID-19 and the war in Ukraine are affecting the availability of new meters.
Based on the current forecast of meter shipments, mass deployment of smart meters to NB Power customers is now scheduled to begin in spring of 2023. This is pending delivery of a sufficient quantity of meters. In the meantime, we continue to progress testing and preparation activities.
The meter upgrade will be divided into three installation areas:
Smart meters across Canada
What are the benefits of smart meters?
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER
Your online access to detailed energy information will help you make informed usage decisions.
Smart meters enable us to remotely connect and reconnect service to your home so you get quicker service at a time that’s convenient for you.
FASTER POWER RESTORATION
In many cases, smart meters will send notices to NB Power when the power is out. This allows us to start the restoration as quickly as possible so we can get the power back on faster.
NB Power can do more work remotely and that means fewer visits and lower carbon emissions.
SAVE WITH HIGH BILL ALERTS
You will be able to set up alerts to let you know when your energy use goes up and get tips on how to lower it so you can stay on budget.
A MODERN GRID
Smart meters are part of a new modern digital energy network that will benefit all New Brunswickers.