Starting in October, Connexus Energy plans to replace and upgrade all meters within their service area over the next two years. The current metering system is 22 years old and will be replaced with Advanced Meter Infrastructure or AMI.
This new technology will pinpoint outages, allowing Connexus Energy to respond faster and improve reliability. It will also serve as the platform to deliver improved programs and services, empowering members with information to make informed decisions on their electricity use.
Installing 100,000+ new meters will take time. Starting in October, Connexus Energy will begin installing the meters in phases, going from neighborhood to neighborhood. Connexus Energy will send notices to all members a few weeks prior to the installation of the new meters. They expect to have all advanced meters installed by sometime in 2018.
Some people have asked about the potential health effects from exposure to the radio frequency emitted by advanced meters. According to Connexus, the meters being installed meet all Federal Communications Commission (FCC) guidelines and safety standards. Members who choose to keep their current meters can opt out of the transition to advanced meters and pay a monthly service fee.
If you'd like more information about our AMI project,