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Be ‘Smart’ About Meters presentation May 1

As part of its free information series, La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) will host a “Be ‘Smart’ About Meters” presentation discussing LPEA’s new Automated Metering Infrastructure (AMI) in Pagosa Springs on Tuesday, May 1.

“New digital technology has prompted LPEA to begin upgrading our aging electric meter reading system’s infrastructure,” said Ron Meier, manager of engineering, noting that parts are no longer available for repair of the old system. “We’re hearing that there’s some mis-information being spread around. We want to dispel any rumors and explain the advantages and the things this new infrastructure can do to help our members manage their energy consumption.”

The presentations will be held at 3 and 5:30 p.m. in the Ross Aragon Community Center, South Conference Room, 451 Hot Springs Blvd.

So-called “Smart Meters” are currently being installed throughout the United States as the industry begins to upgrade the electrical grid. Topics to be covered at LPEA’s presentation include radio frequency emissions, security, privacy issues, benefits and cost savings, plus energy management capabilities to be available to members.

Pre-registration is not required. For further information, contact Meier at 382-3513 or rmeier@lpea.coop.

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