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Energy Consumers Can ‘Make Smart Meters Even Smarter’

Smart meters “are unabashedly good,” and there are steps energy consumers can take “to make your smart meter even smarter,” the Pembina Institute reports in its latest Green Energy Futures feature.

With more than 6.7 million devices installed across Canada, “smart meters save utilities money by saving on labour costs, they can help find weak points, and they help the utility plan better and perhaps even defer capital investments,” Pembina notes.

“If you can show people value, help them conserve if they’re inclined to, customer satisfaction goes way up,” adds Bruce Townson, CEO of Ecotagious. “It’s visible, it’s direct, it’s tangible—you’re seeing the results of it right there.”