No. New meters will be installed on all accounts. The cooperative is embarking on a system-wide program that will change 100 percent of existing residential and commercial meters in order to acquire more accurate information, without the need to enter a member’s property.
At this time, if members have a question about their energy usage, the cooperative must send operation personnel to the member’s property to re-read the meter. With the new system, member service representatives can access the meter information and obtain the reading almost instantaneously.
The new system will give the cooperative daily meter readings, instead of monthly readings. Other features of the new system will provide new data that will enable us to monitor the system better and correct inefficiencies.