You’ll be seeing AEP Ohio in your area in the coming months as we begin installing new smart meters in your neighborhood. It’s a simple process of upgrading the old meter for the new, with a brief power disruption of only a few minutes. Your neighborhood will be notified by mail and phone approximately three weeks in advance of the meter exchange.
Your new smart meter helps keep the power flowing, improves response times and speeds outage repairs. After installation, AEP Ohio will no longer need access to your property to read your meter — simplifying the billing process by eliminating estimated bills. Your smart meter will also give you the power to manage and control your energy usage, helping you save money without sacrificing your comfort.
You can go to the AEP website for more information on the Smart Meters program. There is also a video on that site showing just how easy the new smart meter is to install.