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PSO replaces power meters with 'smart meters'

The old meters are removed...(Source KSWO) The old meters are removed...(Source KSWO)
...and the new meters are put in. (Source KSWO) ...and the new meters are put in. (Source KSWO)

LAWTON, OK (KSWO) –PSO workers are swapping out old power meters with new “smart meters.”

PSO has installed about 450,000 meters across the state and have about 100,000 more to go. The new "smart meters" will not only allow customers to make changes to their plans and view energy usage online, but the change will make it more convenient for new customers.

"Now we don't have to send a meter reader out and into your yard and we can remotely turn on and turn off, so if you move into an apartment over the weekend you don't have to wait for the next business day. We can turn on and off instantaneously," explained Derek Lewellen, PSO Meter Organization manager.

Lewellen says six meter readers worked in the Lawton area and the change to the meters will not greatly affect jobs, because most of the meter readers have transitioned into other positions within the company. 

Swapping out the old meters for the new ones is generally a quick process, and typically takes less than one minute.

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