BGE will be installing new electric meters through 2014. Every BGE electric customer will receive a smart meter. During this same period, BGE will also upgrade existing gas meters. For a small number of gas customers with older meters, BGE will install new gas meters.
Several weeks before BGE begins installing smart meters in your community, you will start seeing notifications in various forms, including ads in your local paper, materials at your neighborhood library or grocery store and booths at community festivals. A few weeks in advance of your installation, you will receive a letter informing you of when your new meter will be installed, or, if your meter is inside your home, providing you with instructions on how to schedule an appointment . For outdoor meters, you will not need to be present for installation. We’ll leave behind a door hanger to confirm that a new meter was installed.
After your smart meter is installed, you will receive an information packet notifying you that you have access to BGE Smart Energy Manager, which provides you with the tools necessary to better understand how you use your energy, and how to better save energy and reduce your bills.
If you do not wish to have a smart meter installed, you must pay the related fees of choosing an alternative meter option. Learn more.