ISHPEMING, MI-- Upper Peninsula Power Company is unveiling technology it says will improve reliability and enhance customer service.
UPPCO will soon launch its Smart Energy meter. Officials say its primary benefit is the system’s ability to read and control a customer’s meter remotely. UPPCO currently reads meters on a bi-monthly basis and estimates usage in the off months. The Smart Meter will allow an accurate reading without UPPCO having to send a truck to the customer’s house.
Smart Meters also record information during a power outage and send a signal to UPPCO’s System Operations Center in Ishpeming whenever an outage is detected.
Installation of the new meters is expected to begin next spring.