DALLAS--()--Oncor released the first results today for the side-by-side meter demonstration program for those participating homes in Oak Cliff. Each week, Oncor will release results to the public, the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the media.
Separately, Oncor also has completed notifying Retail Electric Providers of the process for customers to receive the free meter tests, so customers may begin requesting the tests. Customers who have received a new smart meter, or who have not had their electromechanical meter tested in the past four years, may receive a free meter test from Oncor.
The side-by-side demonstrations are part of Oncor’s Smart Meter Verification Plan, a plan to ensure the accuracy of the smart meters and restore consumer confidence.
While six homes are participating in the demonstrations in Oak Cliff, only two have had the side-by-side meters installed for longer than a day (the others were installed on March 15). Below are the results for those locations, as read on March 16. The other Oak Cliff location results will be released next week, when they have been installed for at least one full week.
|Home or Location ID||Date Installed||Mechanical Meter Prior Reading||Mechanical Meter Present Reading||Mechanical Meter Period Usage||Smart Meter Prior Reading||Smart Meter Present Reading||Smart Meter Period Usage||Usage Difference kWh's|
Results are determined by subtracting the prior reading from the present reading for each meter. This gives the usage for that week. Any difference between the usage for the old electromechanical meter and the new smart meter is noted in the “Usage Difference” columns.
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Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC “Oncor” is a regulated electricity distribution and transmission business that uses superior asset management skills to provide reliable electricity delivery to consumers. Oncor operates the largest distribution and transmission system in Texas, delivering power to approximately 3 million homes and businesses and operating approximately 117,000 miles of transmission and distribution lines in Texas. While Oncor is owned by a limited number of investors (including majority owner, Energy Future Holdings Corp.), Oncor is managed by its Board of Directors, which is comprised of a majority of independent directors.