Centerpoint energy and IBM teamed up to create the smart meter grid which will be featured in Texas.
The best thing about the smart meter is the amount of data that it collects.Smart meters will check your meter every 15 minutes were old meters would be checked once a month.
The technology will help Centerpoint do more preventative actions to stop power outages before they happen.
As the technology continues to grow jobs will be lost.This new technology will decrease the need for manpower when it comes to trucks driving out to fix power lines.
The data collected from these smart meters can show if a tree limb is hitting the electricity line. This will prevent power outages and the need for more manpower.
“What does this mean for the job market?” This question we are all going to have to answer.
Is the technology more important than a job? As time goes on and things become more automated jobs will decrease. The jobs that will decrease are those that don’t require an education.
Centerpoint energy supplies electricity to thousands of customers a year. The smart meters will make your energy bills less. But at what cost? We offer a no deposit electricity plan which requires a smart meter.
If you’re not sure if you have a smart meter whenever you type in your information when you try to sign up for a no deposit electricity plan you’ll find out if your meter is up to snuff.
It requires a smart meter because your service unlike most pre-paid companies is based off of actual usage, and they have to be able to monitor that in real time, hence the need for the smart meter.
When you go to enroll online it will ask for the street number and street name and zip code or the ESIID number for the meter, and with that it will automatically check to see if your residence has a smart meter or not.
If it finds that you do have a smart meter it will continue on to the next phase of the sign up and if you dont have one, the process stops there.
If you have any more questions just let us know and we will try and get them answered for you.
If your questions about our no deposit plans you can call us at 1-903-245-4989 and one over energy consultants will be able to help you.
Donny has been writing about the deregulated energy markets since early 2007. His knowledge has helped consumers lower their electricity cost.