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.
Nova Scotia Power
25 Lakeside Park Drive
Halifax, Nova Scotia
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.
- Residential meters: 9,491
- Commercial meters: 1,952
Duration of temporary dispensation
January 1, 2021, to December 31, 2022.
Proposed meter performance assurance programIn 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.
Senior Program Officer, Electricity
Program Development Directorate
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