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Old 04-03-2014, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Black Forest, CO
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I was curious what these poles were that were erected in a few places off County Line/Palmer Divide recently. They were labeled with 'Black Hills Energy', so I sent them an email to find out.



This was their response "It is an AMR (automatic meter reader) that reads the meters in the area. The solar panel keeps it powered."

Pretty cool!
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Old 04-03-2014, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Downtown Co Sps
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They had something similar on a propane tank at an old job. It was on a phone line so they could check the level and save them a unneeded trip
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Old 04-04-2014, 01:17 AM
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Location: 900 miles from my home in 80814
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They are used to read meters on homes and offices, kind of like the old Meter Reader, then later, the truck that came around and read meters, now it's done remotely. We have a meter on our water line that's read remotely, and one on our electric box, also read remotely. They're pretty accurate.
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