Installation of new automated electric meters nearly complete
July 31, 2011
In May, Rocky Mountain Power (RMP) issued a media release announcing they would be installing new automated meters in several communities in Wyoming, including around Sublette County.
The automated meters are equipped with a radio transmitter that will allow the meter to be read from a distance so employees will no longer need to access customers’ property to read their meters (in most cases). According to RMP, the new meters eliminated the need for estimated billing, ensuring consistently accurate meter reads.
As company vehicles drive through an area, the meter number and usage data will be transmitted to a receiver in the vehicles and uploaded to Rocky Mountain Power’s billing system. For security, this information is encoded so it can only be read by the utility’s equipment.
RMP says the new automated meter reading system is more efficient, accurate and cost-effective than traditional meter reading practices.
According to RMP spokesperson, Jeff Hymas, the meter exchanges in Pinedale, Big Piney and other nearby communities is nearly complete.
For more information about the new meter, customers can call 1-800-221-7070 or visit www.rockymountainpower.net/amr.
Click on this link for the full media release explaining the meter change-out: http://www.pacificorp.com/about/newsroom/2011nrl/rmpiswcnam.html .