|TXU replacing 15,000 electric meters with devices that will automate meter reading|
|Kerry Craig | News-Telegram Assistant Editor|
Feb. 2, 2006 -- TXU Electric Delivery will soon be replacing more than 15,000 electric meters with more advance measuring devices over the next six to eight weeks as the company converts to a system of automated meter reading.
The new metering system will use the latest technology to help lower the number and duration of electric outages in the service areas and to make electric service more reliable, according to Randy Lloyd, Sulphur Springs operations manager.
"This is the biggest improvement in metering service in Texas in many years, and we are very excited about its benefits to customers," Lloyd said.
"TXU Electric Delivery will work hard to minimize the inconvenience to customers," Lloyd added. "We want our customers to be aware they can expect company employees in their yards Monday through Saturday in the coming weeks."
All the employees will be wearing TXU Electric Delivery uniforms, have TXUED identification cards and will be driving vehicles with TXUED emblems.
"The employees will contact residents and businesses in each neighborhood prior to changing the meters," Lloyd said. "The employees should not need access inside homes."
Conversion of the entire TXU Electric Delivery system to the new technology meters will take an estimated five to eight years.