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Smart Meters

Smart meters are electronic meters that 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. With a smart meter, meter reading can be done remotely.

Information on Saskatoon Light & Power’s Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Meter Replacement Program is presented below. Find out more about  Saskatoon's  Water’s AMI program.

SL&P Smart Meter Deployment Plan
Updated January 4, 2018
 

Neighbourhood

Meter Deployment Status

Adelaide/Churchill

Complete

Airport Business Area

Complete

Arbor Creek

Complete

Avalon

Complete

Brevoort Park

Complete

Buena Vista

Complete

C.N. Industrial

Complete

Caswell Hill

Complete

Central Business District

Complete

Central Industrial

Complete

City Park

Complete

College Park

Complete

College Park East

Complete

Eastview

Complete

Erindale

Complete

Evergreen

Complete

Exhibition

Complete

Forest Grove

Complete

Greystone Heights

Complete

Grosvenor Park

Complete

Haultain

Complete

Holiday Park

Complete

Holliston

Complete

Hudson Bay Park

Complete

Kelsey Industrial

Complete

King George

Complete

Mayfair

Complete

Meadow Green

Complete

Montgomery Place

Complete

Mount Royal

Complete

North Industrial

Complete

North Park

Complete

Nutana

Complete

Nutana Park

Complete

Nutana Suburban Centre

Complete

Pleasant Hill

Complete

Queen Elizabeth

Complete

Richmond Heights

Complete

Riversdale

Complete

Silverspring

Complete

South West Industrial

Complete

Sutherland

Complete

Sutherland Industrial

Complete

University Heights

Complete

Varsity View

Complete

West Industrial

Complete

Westmount

Complete

Westview

Complete

 

Note 

1.  The above plan reflects planned meter replacements for detached residential housing. Meter replacements for apartments, condominiums, and businesses may not necessarily follow the same schedule.
2. The above plan is subject to change.
3. Some left over meter replacements may exist in completed neighbourhoods due to access limitations.

 

AMI Network Devices

Saskatoon Light & Power (SL&P) continues to install data collection devices throughout both SL&P and Saskatoon Water services areas, which enable AMI compatible electricity and water meters to be read remotely.

Data collection devices include Data Collector and Data Repeater devices.  Data Collectors are devices that relay data from the meters to City Hall using SaskTel's 4G LTE wireless network. Data Repeaters are devices that extend the network outside of SL&P's Electrical Service Area to read water meters within the SaskPower Service Areas in Saskatoon. The devices are installed on existing power and streetlight poles throughout Saskatoon.

Data and Repeater boxes

data repeater and box

 

SL&P AMI Network Deployment Plan

Neighbourhood

Network Deployment Status

Adelaide/Churchill

Complete

Airport Business Area

Complete

Arbor Creek

Complete

Avalon

Complete

Brevoort Park

Complete

Brighton

In Progress

Buena Vista

Complete

C.N. Industrial

Complete

Caswell Hill

Complete

Central Business District

Complete

Central Industrial

Complete

City Park

Complete

College Park

Complete

College Park East

Complete

Eastview

Complete

Erindale

Complete

Evergreen

Complete

Exhibition

Complete

Forest Grove

Complete

Greystone Heights

Complete

Grosvenor Park

Complete

Haultain

Complete

Holiday Park

Complete

Holliston

Complete

Hudson Bay Park

Complete

Kelsey Industrial

Complete

King George

Complete

Mayfair

Complete

Meadow Green

Complete

Montgomery Place

Complete

Mount Royal

Complete

North Industrial

Complete

North Park

Complete

Nutana

Complete

Nutana Park

Complete

Nutana Suburban Centre

Complete

Pleasant Hill

Complete

Queen Elizabeth

Complete

Richmond Heights

Complete

Riversdale

Complete

Silverspring

Complete

South West Industrial

Complete

Stonebridge

In Progress

Sutherland

Complete

Sutherland Industrial

Complete

University Heights

Complete

Varsity View

Complete

West Industrial

Complete

Westmount

Complete

Westview

Complete

 

AMI Billing

From July 2016,customers who have already received their new smart meters will have their meters read electronically and will begin receiving monthly bills based on actual, not estimated usage. As the deployment of smart meters continues, the balance of customers will be converted to the AMI system.

Smart Meter Benefits

Benefits to customers

You pay for what you use - Your monthly billing is based on actual use rather than estimates.

You can track your electrical and water use - Timely data allows you to save money by changing your electricity and water consumption habits. You can detect unusual consumption such as water leaks or when large electrical appliances are left on.

Improved service - Meter reading, connects and disconnects are done remotely. Meter readers are no longer required to visit your property.

Benefits to the City

Additional revenues are generated from more accurate metering and reductions in losses due to meter failure.

Reduced labour costs - meter reader visits and some electricity meter connects and disconnects are eliminated. Fuel costs and meter reader workplace injuries due to slips and falls and animal bites are also reduced.

Another benefit for everyone is reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions resulting from elimination of manual meter reading. It is estimated that 35 tonnes of CO2e tied to vehicle use will be reduced each year, and reductions from decreased water use are estimated at 3,300 tonnes CO2e, the equivalent of removing over 685 vehicles from Saskatoon roads each year.

Planning for the future

In the future, smart meters could help identify power outages and water leaks more quickly, saving money through the operation of a more efficient system.
 

How Smart Meters Work

Smart meters are equipped with wireless network capability; therefore, they emit radio frequency (RF) waves. These emissions are well below Industry Canada and Health Canada regulations. The RF exposure from the meter is very small in comparison to other RF sources.

Health Canada’s website provides information on smart meters and radio frequency exposure.

 Questions About Smart Meters