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Old 03-23-2016, 06:49 AM
 
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I just received my notice from CPS that my home electricity meter will soon be upgraded to the digital "smart meter". I was wondering if anyone has had any problems with the replacement process or the meters themselves. Thanks in advance for the info. TC
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Old 03-23-2016, 06:54 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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The electric company did it here a couple years ago. No problems. At least you got a notice. We did, too. A week and a half after the switch out.
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Old 03-23-2016, 07:13 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, Tx
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I work from home and I didnt even notice they were here when they did the change. Only that they were in the neighborhood. I didnt even realize I had been changed over until I was cutting the grass that weekend.

Also it had zero affect on my electric bill.
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Old 03-23-2016, 07:35 AM
 
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I just received my notice from CPS that my home electricity meter will soon be upgraded to the digital "smart meter". I was wondering if anyone has had any problems with the replacement process or the meters themselves. Thanks in advance for the info. TC
You do have the option of staying with your old meter although CPS makes it very unappealing to do so. I am still using my old meter.
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Old 03-23-2016, 08:46 AM
 
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They changed my electric meter last week and my gas meter yesterday. I work from home when I'm not on the road and the power never dropped at all during the electric meter changeout. Using the portal on the CPSEnergy web site, I am now able to review my electric use for the prior day in 15 minute increments. Somewhat useful if you are trying to track down what is using your most power.

As Azure110 pointed out, you may opt out but I think the cost is $20/monthly so they can read your meter manually. Alternatively you can wear a tinfoil hat and save the $20.
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Old 03-23-2016, 03:37 PM
 
Location: San Quilmas, Tx
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I just received my notice from CPS that my home electricity meter will soon be upgraded to the digital "smart meter". I was wondering if anyone has had any problems with the replacement process or the meters themselves. Thanks in advance for the info. TC
They changed mine out a few weeks ago while I was home...didn't notice any interuption in service or other anomalies.
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Old 03-24-2016, 06:13 AM
 
Location: Stone Oak, San Antonio
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Has anyone with a new meter been subjected to less than 100% use of their electricity during peak summer usage? Rolling brown outs?
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Old 03-24-2016, 06:54 AM
 
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Has anyone with a new meter been subjected to less than 100% use of their electricity during peak summer usage? Rolling brown outs?
My Smart Meter was installed in 2014, as was much of my neighborhood. I have not experienced any rolling brownouts.
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Old 03-24-2016, 08:24 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Got my letter yesterday. Should be within the next few weeks.
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Old 03-24-2016, 09:17 AM
 
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A couple of weeks ago I got a letter saying they were going to do the changeout for my house. Two weeks ago Friday I got a call that they would be here in the next 2-3 days and please be sure to leave gates unlocked and dogs inside.

Yesterday they actually did the switch. I was home when she did it, she knocked on the door and handed me a door hanger with information, I assume if I didn't answer she was just going to leave it on my door.
I saw her do next door's meter and my own; each took her less than 5 minutes to switch out and use some sort of device it looked like she was using to scan for a signal.
There was no interruption in my service.
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