Upgrading the meter on each home and business from Yarmouth to Meat Cove — and in every community in between — is a big job. We began this work in the fall of 2019 and we aim to be finished in 2021.



The following table shows the communities where smart meter upgrades are underway.

CommunityUpgrades Begin
Bedford, SackvilleStarted November 2019
Amherst, TatamagoucheStarted November 2019
Downtown Dartmouth, BurnsideStarted January 2020
TruroStarted January 2020
Tantallon, St Margaret's BayStarted February 2020
Dartmouth, Sheet Harbour, Guysborough, Sherbrooke Started March 2020
Stellarton, New Glasgow, Antigonish, PictouStarted March 2020
Clayton Park, Fairview, Spryfield, Sambro
Started June 2020
Port Hood, Inverness, Baddeck, IngonishStarted July 2020
Yarmouth, Shelburne, LiverpoolStarted July 2020
Isle Madame, Louisburg, Bras D'OrStarted September 2020
Digby, KingstonStarted November 2020
SydneyStarted November 2020
Eastern Passage, Cole Harbour, LawrencetownStarted December 2020
Windsor, WolfvilleStarted February 2021
Halifax (Peninsula)  Started March 2021
Chester, BridgewaterStarted March 2021

The choice is yours: Opting out of the smart meter upgrade

Smart meters are our new standard service and there is no additional cost to take advantage of their benefits. If you opt out of a smart meter, you will be choosing a non-standard meter and will be charged a fee for that service. This ensures that the costs to manually read your meter and maintain older systems and processes for non-standard meters are not passed on to smart meter customers. Customers who opt-out may, at any time, opt back in at no cost. Click here to learn more.