FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, June 12, 2018
[KJIPUKTUK] – This morning Nova Scotia’s Utility and Review Board announced their decision to grant conditional approval of Nova Scotia Power (NSPI) Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Project.
The Ecology Action Centre continues to support advanced metering infrastructure as an integral component to Nova Scotia’s transition off of fossil fuels. Like all technology, it must be used appropriately.
Since NSPI’s initial submission, the EAC has remained firm that in order for consumers to experience the maximum benefits of AMI, energy efficiency programs must be tied into the AMI implementation. We feel that the Board’s directives to NSPI regarding energy efficiency and collaborating with EfficiencyOne are not strong enough.
We are pleased that the Board acknowledges the necessity of a stakeholder advisory committee to address issues, including energy efficiency programming, that arise out of the implementation of AMI. This was a key recommendation of the expert witness, Dr. David Hill, who represented the EAC in the hearing.
As a member of the delegated committee, the EAC will continue to advocate for strong energy efficiency programs tied to AMI that will directly benefit consumers and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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Energy Conservation Coordinator