Advanced, two-way digital metering is a safe and proven technology that is widely used across the US. More than half the utilities in the country are already using this technology.
Advanced metering is a building block for a more efficient electric system, often called the smart grid. It will provide many benefits to customers and greatly improve operational efficiencies.
The meters will:
Empower you to make energy-saving choices
Improve customer service and outage response
Help you and the PUD save money
Advanced Metering fast facts:
- Similar to your existing electric meter, the new digital meter is installed on the outside of your home or business.
- Actual data transmission occurs in milliseconds, or 90 seconds or less per day.
- Many of your existing appliances and mobile devices, such as microwaves and cell phones, transmit far higher radio frequency (RF) levels and often are much closer to you than a digital meter.