Information bulletin—Introduction of reporting requirements for electricity and natural gas meters
Commencing January 1, 2017, electricity and natural gas meter owners and authorized service providers are required to report meter data as required by sections 11 and 28 of the Electricity and Gas Inspection Regulations. Spreadsheets will be provided by Measurement Canada to assist meter owners and authorized service providers in complying with this requirement. Further information on the types of meter data which must be reported and associated reporting timelines may be found in the following documents:
- GEN-45—Policy for Electricity and Gas Meter Population Reporting (for contractors who are meter owners)
- GEN-46—Policy for Electricity and Gas Meter Inspection Reporting (for authorized service providers)
Section 3.2.2 of Measurement Canada accreditation standard S-A-01 has been amended to include the requirement for electricity and natural gas authorized service providers to submit meter data as required by GEN-46.
The introduction of this reporting requirement for meter owners and authorized service providers supports Measurement Canada's ongoing monitoring of electricity and natural gas measurement accuracy in the Canadian marketplace. Because meter data was previously reported on a voluntary basis, Measurement Canada did not have access to sufficient or conclusive data needed to develop compliance improvement strategies.
Measurement Canada will use the meter performance data collected to determine compliance rates and trends and identify potential areas for further review and follow up. This approach will also contribute to improved decision making by providing timely and comprehensive information and enhance Measurement Canada's ability to make positive changes in marketplace measurement accuracy.
The introduction of this reporting requirement is aligned with scale, gas pump and other measuring device inspection result reporting requirements currently in place for authorized service providers qualified to perform inspections under the authority of the Weights and Measures Act.
For additional information, please consult the contact us section of the Measurement Canada website or your assigned Measurement Canada contact.
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