On electricity meters, do not write down any numbers from the following if your meter has them: red dials, dials with no pointer, dials with no numbers or dials marked 1/10. On gas meters, do not write down any numbers from the following if your meter has them: the large dial, the dial marked 100 or any red dials.
Berkeley Electric Cooperative is investing in new, digital TWACS (two-way automated communication system) meters to improve the efficiency and reliability of our electric system through Automated Meter Reading (AMR). Many members have asked questions about these new meters and how they work.
An electricity meter, electric meter, electrical meter, or energy meter is a device that measures the amount of electric energy consumed by a residence, a business, or an electrically powered device. Electric utilities use electric meters installed at customers' premises for billing purposes.
Prepayment meters – also called prepaid meters – allow you to pay for gas or electricity upfront, rather than in monthly or quarterly instalments. You have to top-up a card or key and insert it into the meter every time you want to load some more money onto it.
Smart meters can provide quick, accurate measurements of electricity use while eliminating the need for estimated monthly bills or home visits from meter readers. While this seems like the smart thing to do, there are concerns that smart meters are collecting unnecessary information about hourly electricity use.