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#210946 - 08/27/13 09:15 PM Can you read a POCO meter?  
BigB  Offline
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I never had a reason to learn to read a meter but I think the POCO made a mistake. I am getting 2018, is that correct? POCO says it read 2092 5 days ago.

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#210948 - 08/27/13 10:14 PM Re: Can you read a POCO meter? [Re: BigB]  
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I see 2018.

2092 sounds/looks like the reader was wrong!


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#210952 - 08/28/13 09:27 AM Re: Can you read a POCO meter? [Re: BigB]  
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2018.
I wouldn't too concerned. You paid a little extra this time, but next time you will pay a little less.

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#210955 - 08/28/13 01:44 PM Re: Can you read a POCO meter? [Re: BigB]  
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They transposed 2 and 9

I see 2029 with rounding


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#210962 - 08/28/13 09:32 PM Re: Can you read a POCO meter? [Re: BigB]  
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Definitely 2018. The Meter Reader misread the meter.


#210963 - 08/28/13 09:51 PM Re: Can you read a POCO meter? [Re: BigB]  
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You are assuming that kid knows how the needles move.


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#210973 - 08/29/13 09:38 AM Re: Can you read a POCO meter? [Re: gfretwell]  
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Originally Posted by gfretwell
You are assuming that kid knows how the needles move.

Also that every other one moves in opposite direction.


#210974 - 08/29/13 01:28 PM Re: Can you read a POCO meter? [Re: BigB]  
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At least you don't have a smart meter.

We don't have them in general use yet (still in test mode) but I have read horror stories of readings being really off in other parts of Canada and the US.


#210988 - 08/30/13 09:53 AM Re: Can you read a POCO meter? [Re: BigB]  
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I have smart meters at my home and my cottage. I love the feature where I can go and see how much power I am using per day.

Here is the screen I get when checking daily usage at the cottage. I can also have it display Kw instead of cost.

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Last edited by jdevlin; 08/30/13 09:54 AM.

#210989 - 08/30/13 10:12 AM Re: Can you read a POCO meter? [Re: jdevlin]  
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Originally Posted by jdevlin
I have smart meters at my home and my cottage. I love the feature where I can go and see how much power I am using per day.

Here is the screen I get when checking daily usage at the cottage. I can also have it display Kw instead of cost.

[Linked Image]


I think FPL recently began offering this too.


Cliff


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