You can use your smart meter to track your energy usage online on your utility’s website — which can help you decide when to run your appliances, how you can cut down on your consumption, and more.learn more
Your smart meter gives you the power to sign up for new savings programs, like “peak time savings” — earning credits on your bill for running appliances during energy “off hours.”learn more
A smart meter, also referred to as an advanced meter, is a digital electric meter that collects energy usage and sends it to your utility provider via wireless communication.
The older analog electric meter has to be read by you or a utility worker to determine energy usage. The smart meter collects your energy usage frequently through wireless communication with your utility provider.
Your meter will look different, you will have more control over your energy usage, and your utility provider will be able to bill you more accurately.
You will be notified by your utility provider prior to installation of the smart meter. You do not need to do anything in advance, as long as the current meter is accessible. The installation process will take 10-15 minutes and will briefly disrupt your service.
There are many benefits of a smart meter, including more control over your energy usage and cost, the ability to view energy usage online, the opportunity to participate in pricing programs to save money, better reliability and service, and improvement to efficiency to reduce waste.
Once your smart meter is installed, check out pricing programs offered by your utility provider and ask about other benefits and opportunities, such as accessing your energy usage online.
If Ameren is your utility provider, please contact them at (800) 755-5000. If ComEd is your utility provider, please contact them at (866) 368-8326.