SMECO’s smart meters
SMART METERS ARE SMART Smart meters communicate. Smart meters tell SMECO how much energy you use, when your power goes out and when it comes back on, when voltage is too high, and when voltage is too low.
Smart meters improve efficiency.
Smart meters reduce the time it takes to read meters from hours to minutes. Automated capabilities can curtail unnecessary trips, eliminate travel time, save gas, reduce emissions, and provide an immediate response.
Smart meters save money.
SMECO will save on operational costs for labor and transportation and increase employee safety.
Smart meters increase reliability.
Smart meters report power problems and outages when they occur, providing SMECO with the data needed to enhance customer service. SMART METERS ARE SECURE You have control. Smart meters measure the energy use of the whole house, just like a standard meter. Smart meters cannot measure the energy use of individual appliances in your house, and SMECO’s smart meters cannot be used to control your appliances.
Smart meters are secure.
Smart meters employ several techniques to enforce security, including data encryption, and they operate on SMECO’s secure and private radio network.
Your privacy is protected.
Extremely low output.
To transmit data, smart meters use a very low wattage, much less than a cell phone, cordless phone, or baby monitor.
Distance decreases strength.
When a smart meter transmits data, most of the output is directed away from the house, and as the distance increases, the signal strength decreases.
If you have any questions, please call our customer care representatives at 1-888-440-3311 or visit smeco.coop/ gettingsmarter.