Many customers have a digital meter on their homes or businesses. Digital meters can display a variety of information.
For most residential customers, the display will show total kilowatt-hours (kWh) consumption just like the older analog meters. The digital display is like your car’s odometer: the more miles you drive, the more miles are shown on the odometer. With a digital meter display, the more kWh you use, the higher the number that is displayed on the meter. In addition to the total kWh used, the meter will display a segment check screen used by our field personnel to verify the screen is showing all digits. The meter will scroll between the segment check (1 to 3 seconds) and the total kWh reading (3 to 7 seconds).