It's a controversial device that some believe are dangerous for their health, but Hydro Quebec’s smart meters are already installed in 2.5 million homes.
The utility says they are perfectly safe and it is determined to install them in the remaining 1.7 million households that don't already have them.
The meters allow Hydro to take clients' usage numbers straight from the machine, eliminating the need for an employee to make the trip to your home to read the meter.