Many Wabash Valley residents could soon save money on their next Duke Energy bill.
Duke Energy is switching out 50 thousand old turn dial energy meters in Terre Haute with new smart meters. These new meters can directly upload data about your electricity to Duke, without need for a meter reader. Also allow outages in your area to be assessed quicker.
Programs to tie into the meters will help you use your electricity wisely. By the time Duke Energy is done, there will be 800 thousand meters exchanged. Duke Energy reminds folks that only certified technicians are the allowed to replace your meter. Vigo County is the first county to receive these new efficient units. Test piloting the system for the entire state of Indiana. Ensuring better usage for everyone.
“We can get the readings we don’t have to send someone out there. This will also help us too tell us outages out there so it will help us out during storms, we can get more details this will give the customer more options on how to use energy too,” says Duke Energy District Manager, Rick Burger.
If your home is the next to get the new meters you will receive notice in the mail, and door hangers on your residence. Only certified technicians can replace your meter. Please make sure to ask for the proper identification.
“Again I caution people, we live in a world with a ‘are they or are they not?’ if you see someone out there that identifies as Duke Energy, ask for that identification. We want to make sure we have the proper people and that our customers are safe out there,” says Burger.
Most smart meters will be up and running by mid quarter of 2017. Clinton, Sullivan, and Putnam counties should be done in the next two years.