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|Another advantage of remotely read meters is detection of power theft. Utilities utilizing
remote reading technology can more easily detect changes in usage patterns which are
indicative of energy diversion or theft. In fact, the 'Turtle' devices in use by NCEC can
detect and report each time the meter is removed from the socket/meter base (the meter
loses voltage when it is removed from the socket). This incidental benefit is good for all
members, because energy theft impacts our cost of service.
In addition, AMR helps us to keep our rates as low as possible by eliminating manual
meter reading expenses and by allowing us to assign personnel to other areas and duties
within in our company.
|DO THESE METERS POSE A HEALTH PROBLEM, SENDING DATA BY RADIO WAVES?
Our system sends its data over the power lines. There are no radio waves involved in our meter reading. Your reading is sent
over the same lines in which you receive power.
SOMEONE CAN INTERCEPT THE DATA AND USE IT FOR CRIMINAL PURPOSES?
Our system is power line carrier based, there is no way to "hack" the power lines and collect data.
THE METERS PINPOINT THE LOCATION OF PEOPLE INSIDE A STRUCTURE.
Our AMR meters do not have the capability to do anything but record how much electricity is used, what time it was used and
transmit it back to our office.
THE UTILITY IS SHARING INFORMATION GATHERED BY THE METERS.
We do not share member data with anyone. Only in a criminal investigation might such data be demanded and only a court order
would get that information.
DO AMR METERS COLLECT ANY INFORMATION ON MY APPLIANCE USAGE?
No. The AMR meters cannot track or record individual appliance usage. Our meters only record the whole house usage.
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