Did you know Nova Scotia Power is changing your meter?

Did you know you can "opt out" of the new system?

Smart meters are a new standard in electrical meters. They incorporate sophisticated digital technology that will allow them to communicate via a secure connection to Nova Scotia Power. While your current meter is “read” in person – usually about once every 60 days – your smart meter will record your electricity usage in 15-minute intervals. You will be able to access this data, which will enable you to make more informed decisions about how you use electricity.

Nova Scotia Power will begin installing new meters in the fall of 2019 and aim to be finished by early 2021.

Smart meter technology will make connecting or disconnecting electricity easier and faster. If you are moving, or if you have a seasonal property, there will be no need to book an appointment. Just call Nova Scotia Power and they will be able to turn your power on or off remotely.

Smart meters will notify Nova Scotia Power when your power goes out. They will be able to troubleshoot remotely, and, if needed, send a crew to help get the power back on. This will enable a quicker response in the event of an outage.

If you do not wish to have a smart meter installed, there will be a cost to opt out.    To opt out of the smart meter program, please go to the following website:


The Municipality of Yarmouth has no role in this program but is simply passing the information along to residents.  If you have questions about the smart meter upgrade and what is means for you, please contact the Nova Scotia Power Customer Care Centre at 1-800-428-6230 or email:   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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