FortisBC plans to replace gas meters

FortisBC will hold a public information session in Fort Nelson on October 16 to outline its plans to upgrade its gas meters.

The utility plans to upgrade one million meters in the province starting in 2022, subject to approval from the B.C. Utilities Commission.

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Gas meter technology in B.C. has not changed in more than 100 years, and the new meters would give consumers daily updates about their gas use, and eliminate an estimated 1,100 tonnes of emissions by no longer manually reading meters, the company says.

“This project would help us build a stronger, more reliable system to deliver natural gas to homes and businesses across British Columbia,” Douglas Stout, FortisBC vice-president of market development and external relations, said in a news release.

“Upgrading to advanced meters would modernize our gas infrastructure. The new meters would allow us to better monitor and manage our system – for example FortisBC could remotely detect and respond to gas leaks.”

Fortis plans to file its application to the utilities commission in 2020. If approved, the replacement program would run from 2022 to 2026.

The information session in Fort Nelson goes Oct. 16 at the rec centre starting at 4:30 p.m.

Email Managing Editor Matt Preprost at editor@ahnfsj.ca. 

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