Hydro-Québec is launching Hilo, a brand of personalized products and services that will make it easy for customers to manage their energy use more efficiently and more intelligently.
In addition, a new 15 MW generator and power control house was installed. The project cost approximately $81 million.
Rooftop solar panels and home battery systems could play a significant role in balancing the nation’s electric grid, but federal regulators need to adopt policies to help make that happen, according to a clean energy group’s recent report.
The customer-focused event will be held in Marco Island, Florida and will foster thought-provoking discussions about the power of community and challenges and opportunities facing utilities and smart cities today.
Utilities say smart meters help improve service reliability and support the use of renewable energy sources. But some utility customers in other states have raised privacy and health concerns related to smart meters.
The completion of the transaction is expected to take place at the end of 2019, subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals.