Met-Ed to Update Meters
Within the next few weeks, Met-Ed will begin installing smart meters for all customers in the portion of their service territory served by the Hamburg service center (roughly speaking, northern Berks County and a few municipalities in Lehigh County). Deployment will begin in December 2017 and will continue through April 2018 – Meter Map
Installation of smart meter technology was included in the PA Act 129 Legislation passed in 2008 and requires electric distribution companies to deploy smart meter technology for all their Pennsylvania customers. http://www.puc.pa.gov/filing_resources/issues_laws_regulations/act_129_information.aspx
This step toward a more modernized electric system will enable automated meter readings and enhance Met-Ed’s ability to respond to outages faster and more efficiently. Plus, once the meters are fully operational, you will have access to more detailed energy information to better understand your electricity use – which means you can then make informed decisions on how to manage and control your electricity consumption.
The contractor, Wellington Energy, will soon be installing smart meters on the homes and businesses in our community. To support the installation of this new technology, they will be sending customers information in the mail before meter installation occurs. Their customer contact center at 1-800-545-7741 is available to answer customers’ questions about the program and installation schedule.
Information on smart meter technology, security and privacy, safety and FAQs, and a schedule of the installation timeline by community is available www.firstenergycorp.com/pasmartmeter