OUC has upgraded our entire service area to digital electric and water meters.
The Power to Manage Your Utility Costs
These new meters will provide customers with the two key benefits:
In addition, OUC will have access to immediate, accurate information that allows us to better predict and prevent outages and restore power faster.
Convenient Ways to Pay
The upgrade lays the foundation for OUC programs, such as pre-pay metering and consumption alerts. With these tools, you’ll have more convenient ways to monitor your usage, pay your bill and manage your account — anywhere, anytime, from any device.
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FAQ's - Frequently asked questions about OUC's new digital meters
Opt Out Requests
Customers who want to opt out of the transition to digital meters can request to be moved to the end of the replacement list. When OUC has reached the end of its order for the switch, customers who still prefer manual readings can choose to pay a monthly service fee. This service will be provided as long as the analog meter technology is available. If you wish to opt out of receiving a digital electric meter, please contact OUC Customer Service at firstname.lastname@example.org (be sure to include your name and account number or service address) or by calling 407-423-9018.
About Digital Meters
OUC is installing Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) meters, sometimes called digital or smart meters, in our service territory. Before the current digital meter project began in January 2013, OUC already had 78,000 AMI meters deployed. The AMI meters enable OUC to read the meters remotely, so they were first installed at apartment complexes and in places where access was difficult (fenced and gated yards, etc.). Having the ability to read the meters remotely drives down costs while ensuring an accurate and timely reading for the customer. Some people have asked about the potential health effects from exposure to the radio frequency emitted by smart meters. The digital meters that OUC installs meet all Federal Communications Commission (FCC) guidelines and safety standards. OUC utilizes a low power “mesh network” where the meters act as repeaters passing the data to other nearby meters until it makes it to a main collector.
For additional information and research on smart meters, please visit the links below:
California Council on Science and Technology:
Edison Electric Institute:
Electric Research Power Institute: