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Innovations

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AMR by Plane

We use Automated Meter Reading (AMR) technology to read meters remotely, reducing costs and human errors, and improving data accuracy. These readings are collected throughout the Province using an airplane, reducing GHG emissions related to meter reading by 80% (400 tonnes CO2e).

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GPS on Plow

We have integrated GPS equipment into our construction plows, which communicate directly with our Geographic Information System. As a result, we are able to collect pipe location data in three dimensions in real-time, reducing costs and human errors, and improving data accuracy.

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GPS on Trucks

We integrate GPS data from our service vehicles with our dispatch system, ensuring the closest technician responds to emergencies, and service routes are optimized.

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Emerging Technologies

We are testing and evaluating many new technologies, such as:

  • Drones to detect gas leaks and scan proposed pipeline routes;
  • Infrared imaging to detect extremely small leaks at outdoor above-ground facilities; and
  • Encapsulation of fittings to measure extremely small leaks in gas measurement stations.