A smart meter is a metering device that records energy usage in intervals of an hour or less and sends that information back to the energy supplier for monitoring and billing purposes. Smart meters enable two-way communication between the meter and the central system. Unlike home energy monitors, smart meters can gather data for remote reporting. Such an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) differs from traditional automatic meter reading (AMR) in that it enables two-way communications with the meter.
If you become a BHESCo customer you will receive a free smart meter so you can see how much energy they’re using. It’s a great way to work out which appliances in your home or business use the most energy and it will help you reduce your energy usage. BHESCo also uses the information from the smart meter to proactively help you manage your energy usage and costs over time. If we notice that you are consuming more energy than we expected, we work with you to help you lower your bills, now and forever.