Smart Meters for a Smart Grid

Pacific Power customers in Oregon are getting an upgrade. Since early 2018 and through the end of 2019, we’ll be replacing electric meters at homes and businesses. It takes just minutes and the new meter won’t cost customers anything.

Why a Smart Meter?

A smart meter is a digital electric meter that can send and receive simple communications through Pacific Power’s secure wireless network. Just like traditional electric meters, smart meters record energy usage information. No other data is collected, which means that no personal information is gathered by the smart meter.

Unlike your old meter, which requires a monthly visit from a meter reader, the new smart meters send updated usage information throughout the day. That means you’ll be able to gain insights into your own energy usage and we’ll be able to respond faster to any outages. 

It’s all about giving you the information you need to make informed decisions.

And with the new smart meters, we'll be better able to integrate renewable energy across the grid.

Make Better Use of Renewable Energy

Solar panels are becoming more common on homes, and during sunny days when most people are at work, panels can generate more energy than homes can use. Smart meters make it easier to integrate that excess energy back into the grid, and to make sure your account is properly credited.

Smart meters not only help you, they also allow us to adapt our own power generation strategies to make the best use of distributed sources.

It’s all part of our larger effort to create a smart, modernized grid.  

The Future of the Grid

We’ve been proud to serve our community for over 100 years, and we're already hard at work transforming the grid to get it ready for the next 100 years.

Having a smart grid means we can deliver reliable energy more affordably and efficiently than ever before. And our new smart meters are a critical piece of the puzzle. That is why we’re so excited about our smart meter rollout. It is a huge step forward, and we’re thrilled to be taking it with you

 

Pacific Power customers in Oregon are getting an upgrade. From now through 2019, we’ll be replacing electric meters at homes and businesses. It takes just minutes and the new meter won’t cost customers anything.

Why a Smart Meter?

A smart meter is a digital electric meter that can send and receive simple communications through Pacific Power’s secure wireless network. Just like traditional electric meters, smart meters record energy usage information. No other data is collected, which means that no personal information is gathered by the smart meter.

Unlike your old meter, which requires a monthly visit from a meter reader, the new smart meters send updated usage information throughout the day. That means you’ll be able to gain insights into your own energy usage and we’ll be able to respond faster to any outages.

It’s all about giving you the information you need to make informed decisions.

And with the new smart meters, we'll be better able to integrate renewable energy across the grid.

Make Better Use of Renewable Energy

Solar panels are becoming more common on homes, and during sunny days when most people are at work, panels can generate more energy than homes can use. Smart meters make it easier to integrate that excess energy back into the grid, and to make sure your account is properly credited.

Smart meters not only help you, they also allow us to adapt our own power generation strategies to make the best use of distributed sources.

It’s all part of our larger effort to create a smart, modernized grid. 

The Future of the Grid

We’ve been proud to serve our community for over 100 years, and we're already hard at work transforming the grid to get it ready for the next 100 years.

Having a smart grid means we can deliver reliable energy more affordably and efficiently than ever before. And our new smart meters are a critical piece of the puzzle. That is why we’re so excited about our smart meter rollout. It is a huge step forward, and we’re thrilled to be taking it with you.

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