Automatic Meter Reading

 

You don’t have to look too far or too hard to know that energy costs are on the way up. But at Stearns Electric Association, we’re looking at innovative ways to hold down costs and make a difference for our members. By investing in new technology, such as automated meter reading (AMR), efficiency and reliability can be improved, while saving on costs over the long term.

 

What are the benefits and capabilities of AMR:

  • Remote meter reading – monthly readings will be sent to the co-op over the power lines, eliminating the need for members to read their meters.
  • Increased ability to track power quality information such as outage/blink history, power usage patterns and power quality issues.
  • Elimination of estimated bills and reduced billing inaccuracies.
  • Load Management Cost Savings.
  • More efficient outage restoration.