PREPARE FOR METERING SYSTEM UPGRADE
In order to serve members better, United Cooperative Services (United) will begin upgrading its metering system to the newest and most advanced technology available.
United’s contractor will begin a system-wide meter exchange throughout the service territory starting on March 30, 2020. United is performing the upgrade after the old meter's manufacturer announced it will no longer support the old system with replacement parts and service.
Some members might have had a meter changed in the last several years, or new construction in which they were recently connected. However, those meters were switched or installed with the same meters as those that are nearing the end of life.
Members likely will never notice a difference between the older, second-generation meter outside their homes and businesses and a new cutting-edge wireless meter. Technicians will begin with an initial 24,000-meter deployment in the cooperative’s easternmost service area. Similar deployments will follow every year until all old meters have been replaced.
In order to perform the meter exchange, a momentary interruption of power is necessary. Contractors will use proper health and safety recommendations for interacting with members during the COVID-19 pandemic. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause. The graphic below lists what members may experience during the process. Read more about it here:
United's last system-wide meter upgrade occurred between 2004 and 2007.