Fortis Smart Meters

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The city in Canada gets rid of meter readers in favor of smart meters.

If you’re under 10 years old, you may never remember what a meter reader looked like. Like the milkman and the postal carrier, meter readers will be a thing of the past.

In August, Fortis BC will eliminate 10 meter readers as the Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) system begins sending your electrical usage daily via a wireless meter attached to your house.

The city says they have a “transition plan” for the readers, who were apparently temps to start with. The plan appears to consist of encouraging them to apply for other jobs with the city.

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