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Are You Smarter Than an Electric Meter?

February 16, 2012 at 9:52 pm | Category: Electrical Repairs

“Smart” electric meters are electronic devices that track and record a customer’s electric use.

Electric utilities have been replacing old, analog meters that are read manually once a month with new, digital smart meters that automatically capture information about electricity consumption and transmit it back to electric companies.

Smart meters offer the following benefits and challenges to electric utilities, customers, and the environment.

PROS

Smart meters can benefit the electric company by…

After the electric company has fully installed its advanced metering infrastructure, smart meters can benefit the Bay Area electric customer by…

Smart meters can ultimately benefit the environment by…

All technology has its advantages and drawbacks; while smart meters have their benefits, they also present challenges to electric utilities, customers, and the environment.

CONS

Smart meters present these challenges to the electric company

Smart meters pose these challenges to Bay Area consumers

Smart meters pose these challenges to the environment

 

Regardless of how you feel about Smart Meters, you will continue to need electricity.  Should you find yourself in need of any electrical repairs, you should contact your Bay Area Electrical Contractor.

 

Article Source:  http://energy.about.com/od/metering/a/Pros-And-Cons-Of-Smart-Meters.htm

If you need professional electrical repairs in the San Francisco area, then please call us today at 800-944-2252 or complete our online request form.

If you are looking for a professional electrician in the San Francisco area, then please call us today at 800-944-2252 or complete our online request form.