volume 67 - issue 1 - January 2017
If you have a smart meter, you may have noticed a change in the look of your bill
Does your bill look a little different? If we installed a smart meter at your home or business, you have new information printed on your bill.
All meters track kilowatt-hours (kWh) used. For customers that have solar panels or some other way of generating their own electricity, smart meters also track the amount of kWh produced in excess of what the customer used.
All residential and commercial accounts that have smart meters will have bills that show both kWh used and excess kWh produced. (See the sample bill below.) The amount of energy supplied by SMECO is printed in the Forward kWh column. If you generate solar or wind energy, the amount of energy produced in excess of what you used will be printed in the Reverse kWh column. If you don't have solar panels, the amount of energy produced will be zero, and 0 will be printed in the Reverse kWh column.