Many of Oklahoma's utilities are moving into the next generation of electric service through the addition of SMART Meter technology. SMART Meters allow customers to access information about their own usage in 15 minute intervals. This information will empower customers to choose small changes in usage that can result in big savings. SMART Meters also assist in statewide energy efficiency programs, as discussed in the Oklahoma First Energy Plan. Remote meter reading and connections services will also lower operating costs.
As we all know, Oklahoma weather can cause power outages. SMART meters will enable the utilities to identify and respond to power outages much more quickly, allowing faster restoration of service in many cases.