The City is currently investigating an appropriate Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) for Saskatoon. The AMI technology would allow the City to implement the use of smart meters which can measure and record actual power and water usage by time intervals throughout the day, and transmit that data wirelessly over a secure network to a central data management system.
The City is asking for feedback from residents through a series of public information sessions.
The Open House events will be held:
February 11, 2014 – 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm: Cliff Wright Branch Auditorium at Lakewood Civic Centre
February 12, 2014 – 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm: Mount Royal Collegiate Cafeteria (2220 Rusholme Road)
The following information will be provided at the Open House events:
- How Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) technology works
- Benefits of using smart meters
- Information on radio frequency
- How the City will ensure your privacy is protected
- The City’s meter exchange program
- Meter display – what smart meters look like
- How utility billing will change with smart meters
- New information that could be included with your utility bill
- Tips on how to reduce electricity and water use
Residents unable to attend the Open House events can also provide their feedback using the City’s new online engagement tool, Shaping Saskatoon.
To sign up, click on the Shaping Saskatoon link on the City’s homepage, and enter your email address and demographic information. Residents can sign up from a home computer, or anywhere that’s convenient on a mobile device.
The Smart Meters project will be available for comment on Shaping Saskatoon starting today until the end of February.
For more information on Smart Meters, visit saskatoon.ca and click on “S” for Smart Meters.