Public Utility Division Inquiry on Prepaid Metering Services

In response to inquiries related to proposed Prepaid Metering pilot projects, programs that could impact Oklahoma ratepayers, the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) is providing forums for other State agencies, electric utilities, consumer groups and all stakeholders to meet on the potential impacts and concerns related to Pre-paid metering services. The Public Utility Division (PUD) is currently accepting and reviewing comments and concerns from all interested stakeholders.

At this time, utility companies have the ability to offer prepaid meter service as long as the program is compliant with all existing Commission Rules.  Any variation from rules requires a filed application and review by the Commission.

What is Prepaid Metering?

Prepaid metering offers the opportunity to pay for utility services before they are used.  You may pay when you want, and in the amounts you want. Instead of receiving a traditional paper bill that is generated once each month, usage is calculated daily. Prepaid customers never pay a late charge and generally are not charged costly disconnect and reconnect fees if the account runs out of credit.  The service also helps customers avoid initial deposits should one be required for standard billing.

Important Dates:

  • May 23, 2011: The Public Utility Division posted a special meeting to discuss Prepaid metering.  All utilities and stakeholders were invited. Notice of Public Meeting
  • June 22, 2011: The Public Utility Division posted a second special meeting to discuss Prepaid metering.  All utilities and stakeholders were invited. Notice of Public Meeting
  • Future Meetings will be determined at a later date. Please watch this site for upcoming dates or use the form below to request to be added to the email distribution list.

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