Smart-Meter Synopsis

What smart meters mean to consumers:

  • What they are: A digital replacement for your home’s old electric meter.
  • What they do: Read your energy use in real time and share that information with you and your electric company.
  • What they let you do: Monitor smart-meter data through electric company websites or through an in-home monitoring and display system, so you can use computers or smartphones to control electricity use at peak-use times when rates will be more expensive.