Hydro One spokesperson Dave Watts says they continue to roll out "Smart Meters" and "Time of use Pricing" with thousands of homes in Grey and Bruce counties going on-line in the next few months.
Watts says there are now 15 thousand customers in the Owen Sound and Walkerton areas being billed by Time of Use, which means higher rates during peak electricity demand and lower rates in off-peak hours. (weekends and nights)
18 thousand more customers will switch to the new system over the next two months, mostly just East of Owen Sound in Sydenham township, and south in the Derby and Chatsworth areas.
Already, Watts tells Bayshore Broadcasting news reporter Kevin Bernard most customers along the lake Huron shoreline from Goderich north to Sauble beach are using smart meters.