Why are we changing to the automated meters?

Posted: October 8, 2016 at 12:12 am

The meter upgrade provides GEC members with numerous benefits.  The new meters will help us

  • Save money by eliminating the labor and transportation costs of in-person meter reading– a savings we pass on to our members.
  • Improve billing accuracy, eliminating misreads or inaccurate readings
  • Pinpoint the exact location of outages more quickly, meaning a faster response time.
  • Help our members troubleshoot high-bill problems by providing information about power consumption patterns, outage and blink count history and voltage information, reducing usage questions
  • Improve electric service reliability and power quality – fewer outages, blinks and surges
  • Help secure the overall safety of the cooperative employee team