Alabama Power meter overhaul planned

Published 10:04 pm Monday, June 28, 2010

Alabama Power Company will begin a complete overhaul of residential and commercial meter boxes next week, according to company officials.

Peggie Byrd, Atmore business office manager, said Monday that Alabama Power employees and contractors hired by the company will begin replacing all meter boxes serviced by the company and replacing them with new ones beginning July 6.

The meters will be converted to the newest in technology referred to Advance Metering Infrastructure, which require digital meters that will be read monthly from a remote tower rather than the traditional meter reader.

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“It’s already been completed in the Birmingham, Anniston, Tuscaloosa, Montgomery and Dothan,” Byrd said. “The Mobile division is the last area to make the transition to the new digital meters. The metro Mobile area will not start until September because they have more volume than the outlying areas such as Atmore.”

For more details on this story, see Wednesday’s Atmore Advance.