An update on Ontario’s smart metering initiative


Conference: Smart Metering West Coast
Location: Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A
Presenter: David Collie
Abstract: Presented by David Collie at Smart Metering West Coast

The province of Ontario has set ambitious targets for energy conservation and renewable generation. As part of its goal of creating a “culture of conservation” the province has set its sights on 15,700 megawatts of renewable sources and demand reductions of 6,300 megawatts. The renewable sources target includes; wind, solar, bio-mass and water.

An integral part of reaching this overall goal is the installation of smart metering technology. Ontario will see 800,000 smart meters installed by the end of this year (2007) and all customers, 4.5 million, with smart meters by 20l0. Linked with time-of-use pricing, smart meters will provide the vital backbone of information for utilities, customers and other key stakeholder groups.

Burlington Hydro and other local distribution companies are well on their way to accomplishing universal smart metering in the province. Learn from interesting smart metering examples from new home installation to existing condominium retrofits. Find out about the regulatory and policy framework that is driving this initiative.