The need for Rocky Mountain Power employees to regularly enter Smithfield customers’ property to read electric meters is coming to an end. Automated electric meters will be installed on the homes and businesses of approximately 16,000 Rocky Mountain Power customers in Smithfield beginning Tuesday. The meter installations are expected to be completed by the end of May. George Humbert, customer and community manager for Rocky Mountain Power, says the new automated meters are equipped with a radio transmitter and will enable the company to remotely obtain energy usage information. As company vehicles drive though 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. Humbert says this is a proven technology that has been utilized successfully in other Utah communities and across the country.
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