There were several reasons that JWEMC chose to install smart meters.

  • Lower operating costs: Smart meters help us reduce the costs of reading your meters each month. Joe Wheeler EMC spent close to $550,000 per year to read meters. Those costs went away as the smart meters were installed.
  • Efficiency: The smart meter system was integrated into our outage management system to help determine where outages are more quickly.
  • Improved accuracy: Smart meters help us serve you better. Smart meters eliminate the need to physically read the meter. Smart meters assure we have accurate readings every month, providing customer service representatives with up to the minute information to help answer your questions when you inquire about your account.