If you have a SMECO smart meter, use the guide below to find out how much electricity you’re using. The displays on the smart meters cycle through seven screens, which change every few seconds.
Watch our smart meter video for more information on reading your meter.
Screen 1 - Display Test:
The first screen in the sequence simply verifies that the display is working properly.
Screens 2 and 3 - Your Electricity Use:
The second screen is a marker for the next screen, which shows the amount of electricity used as measured in kilowatt-hours (kWh). For most residential customers, the third screen shows all they need to know.
Screens 4 and 5 - The Electricity You Generate:
Some customers have solar panels or other means of generating their own electricity. The fourth screen is a marker for the upcoming screen, which displays the amount of excess energy produced by the customer’s solar panels. SMECO’s meter doesn’t measure how much energy you produced and used during the month.
Screens 6 and 7 - Your Electricity Demand:
The sixth screen is a marker for the upcoming screen, which shows electricity demand. Demand is the maximum amount of electricity that you consume at a given time. The seventh screen displays the amount of demand as measured in kilowatts (kW). Commercial customers who operate large equipment are billed for their demand.