The RMLD has been replacing residential electric meters throughout our service territory. RMLD personnel will perform the work, which is set for completion in 2013. The process includes removing the existing meter and installing a new meter.
Those customers whose meters require replacement will experience a brief outage of five minutes during the upgrade.
Immediately before we change a meter, RMLD personnel will attempt to notify each customer by knocking on the front door of individual residences. Whereas notices will be placed in the common area and on exterior doors of all apartment buildings in advance of the meter replacement. The hours will be between 8:00AM and 7:00PM Monday to Friday, and 8:00AM to 3:00PM Saturdays. Meter installations are weather permitting.
Through the end of 2013, Commercial meter replacements will take place in Reading, North Reading and Wilmington.
The meters scheduled for replacement are about 15 years old and are reaching the end of their useful life. If your meter has been replaced within the past few years, it may not need to be replaced.
While we hope to have a very fluid process, areas scheduled for replacement may be rescheduled. Thank you for your patience during this project. The new meters will improve both efficiency and reliability, and will also offer the possibility of providing enhanced energy usage information to customers. Any questions or concerns, please call 781 944-1340.