All field activities associated with revenue collection is grouped under Metering. Expenditures include labor and vehicles for meter reading, connects, disconnects and all activities associated with Measurement Canada certification of new meters and re-certification of meters in service.
For Residential electricity metering in the Nelson Hydro service area there are currently two main types of meters used;
The meters use an R300 personality module to communicate with the meter reading device. The R300 modules used at Nelson Hydro come in two variants as specified by -2 or -3. We have requested further information from the manufacturer on the characteristics of these modules and can summarize the data we currently have as follows.
|Characteristic of Modules||CENTRON
|CENTRON C1SR (CN1SR)||CENTRON C1SR (CN1SR)|
|Used in Nelson Hydro Service Area||No||Yes||Yes|
|Broadcast Frequency||902 to 928 MHz||902 to 928 MHz||902 to 928 MHz|
||304.09 milliwatts||147 milliwatts||23 milliwatts|
|Transmit Repeat Rate||not applicable||30 Seconds||30 Seconds|
|Transmit Duration||not applicable||47 mS (IDM) +
5.86 mS (SCM)
|47 mS (IDM)
+ 5.86 mS (SCM)
|Percentage of time transmitting||not applicable||52.86.mS/30 S = 0.176%||52.86.mS/ 2 S = 2.64%