Smart Meters Will Help Ontario Meet Its Energy Needs
Between now and 2025, Ontario must build almost a whole new electricity system. This includes replacing about 80 per cent of our current generating facilities as they retire over time, and expanding the system to meet our future growth.
Building new supply is vital. So is conservation. Conservation will help us to make the best use of our existing electricity resources and slow the growth in our demand. That's why Ontario is introducing new tools - like Smart Meters - that can help. Smart Meters will encourage us all to think more about how and when we use electricity.
Smart Meters will help smooth peak demand. When we're all using a lot of electricity at the same time we create a "peak demand" period. Supplying electricity at those peak times has a range of impacts:
Program to Begin in Whitby in December 2011
The Smart meters have been installed throughout Whitby and billing Time-of-Use rates is scheduled to begin December 2011. For TOU price buckets please see attached insert.
Tell Me More About Smart Meters
A Smart Meter is a huge advance over Ontario's current devices.
A Smart Meter can automatically record when electricity is used.
Smart Meters make time-of-use (TOU) prices possible.
For more information about smart meters, visit the Ontario Ministry of Energy smart meter website at