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News Safety & Reliability February 01, 2022

PUD puts new meters through their paces

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PUD puts new meters through their paces

A new “meter farm” recently installed at the PUD’s Operations Center in south Everett is critical to the PUD’s Connect Up program. The meter farm, which is a bank of more than a dozen advanced meters connected to the PUD through a network, is used to test and monitor how the meters work in real-time outdoor conditions.

The PUD’s Connect Up team will use the meter farm to test alarms, check connect and disconnect response and monitor how the meters stand up to the elements. The team will also change configurations and perform firmware upgrades before they are pushed out to any customer meters.

It’s crucial the PUD performs these tests at the meter farm first to ensure that the meters installed at customers’ homes or businesses are safe, secure and reliable.

For more information on the Connect Up program, to sign up for the program enewsletter, or to watch a video about the newly installed meter farm, click here.