Digital Meters

Digital Meters

The Power to Manage Your Utility Costs

These meters provide customers with the two key benefits:

  • An easier-to-read monitor
  • Access to more detailed information about your daily water and energy use

In addition, OUC has access to immediate, accurate information that allows us to better predict and prevent outages and restore power faster.

Convenient Ways to Pay

The digital meters lay the foundation for OUC programs, such as pre-pay metering and consumption alerts. With these tools, you 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 (be sure to include your name and account number or service address) or by calling 407-423-9018.

About Digital Meters

OUC installed Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) meters, sometimes called digital or smart meters, in our service territory. 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.