How to Read Your Smart Meter

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.

Smart Meter Screen 1 - Segment Display Test This screen tests the functionality of the smart meter display. VOLTAGE kWh VOLTAGE kWh

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.

Smart Meter Screen 2 - Identifier for Forward Read This screen displays the registry identifier for the kWh consumed by the customer. VOLTAGE kWh VOLTAGE
Smart Meter Screen 1 - Segment Display Test This screen tests the functionality of the smart meter display. VOLTAGE kWh VOLTAGE kWh

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.

Smart Meter Screen 4 - Identifier for Reverse Read This screen displays the registry identifier for the kWh generated by the customer. Used only for customers with on-site electricity generation such as solar panels. VOLTAGE kWh VOLTAGE
Smart Meter Screen 5 - Reverse Read kWh This screen displays kWh generated by the customer. Used only for customers with on-site electricity generation such as solar panels. VOLTAGE kWh VOLTAGE kWh

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.

Smart Meter Screen 6 - Identifier for Electricity Demand This screen displays the registry identifier for the customer's electricity demand or kW. Used only for commercial customers who are billed for demand. VOLTAGE kWh VOLTAGE
Smart Meter Screen 7 - Electricity Demand This screen displays the customer's electricity demand or kW. Used only for commercial customers who are billed for demand. VOLTAGE kWh VOLTAGE kW

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