Advance Metering System Project - Texas
SWEPCO plans to deploy advanced digital meters to Texas retail customers over the next few years.
SWEPCO filed a request with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) on Aug. 4, 2021, for an Advanced Metering System (AMS) deployment plan. Under the plan, SWEPCO proposes to begin with a pilot program for 10,000 Texarkana area customers in late 2021 followed by deployment to the rest of its Texas service territory in 2022-2023. In total, SWEPCO would deploy 195,000 meters to its Texas customers.
SWEPCO is committed to modernizing the electric grid – for greater reliability, enhanced customer service, innovative tools to help customers save energy and money, and a future that embraces more clean energy, electric vehicles and other advances in technology. Advanced digital meters, also known as smart meters, are part of SWEPCO’s grid modernization.
The proposed AMS system uses advanced metering and secure wireless technology to provide timely and accurate meter reading data. Customers can use this data to better understand and manage their electricity.
SWEPCO will conduct an outreach program to inform customers about the new metering system and how they can use it to manage their energy usage and costs. SWEPCO will notify individual customers prior to installation at their home or business.