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Request for temporary dispensation from meter reverification


Under the provisions of subsection 9(2) of the Electricity and Gas Inspection Act, the President of Measurement Canada has received a request to grant a temporary dispensation from meter reverification. In consideration of this request, interested parties may make representations with regard to the following information, as provided by the applicant.

Meter owner

Nova Scotia Power
25 Lakeside Park Drive
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3T 1M9

Reason for request

Nova Scotia Power is seeking temporary dispensation from meter reverification to assist with the deployment of an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) solution for the operation area of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Description of meters identified for temporary dispensation

Nova Scotia Power is applying for dispensation of the following 11,443 meters, which expired at the end of the 2020 calendar year.

Duration of temporary dispensation

January 1, 2021, to December 31, 2022.

Proposed meter performance assurance program

In accordance with Measurement Canada ENF-10 requirements, Nova Scotia Power has completed an analysis of the meters described above. All single-phase meters have previously undergone acceptable compliance sample testing under S-S-06, and all polyphase meters have been previously reverified under S-E-02. The results of the analysis confirm that these meters will maintain their accuracy for the period of dispensation. The proposed plan will have all meters removed from service and replaced with new AMI type meters by December 31, 2022.

Removed meters will be processed as per Measurement Canada requirements and all records prescribed will be maintained by the owner as per subsection 11(2) of the Electricity and Gas Inspection Regulations.

Invitation to submit representations

Interested parties may submit representations with regard to this temporary dispensation request until March 31, 2021.

Steven Jurincic
Senior Program Officer, Electricity
Program Development Directorate
Telephone: 905-741-9572

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