SaskPower Ordered to Remove All Sensus Smart Meters

August 4, 2014 By Karen Henry

SaskPower energy manageCanadian utility SaskPower has been ordered by the Saskatchewan government to remove all 105,000 of the Sensus smart meters it has installed across the Canadian province, Renew Grid reports.

SaskPower had been ordered to temporarily suspended its new smart meter installations on July 28 while it investigated the cause of six smart meter fires.

According to the Renew Grid report, the order came after eight confirmed meter failures and other association fires during the last few months.

The utility will replace the smart meters with traditional ones. Various reports put the cost of the replacement program between $9 million and $15 million. The replacement program is expected to take between six and nine months.

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