All customers will get meters with new technology

Ripley Power and Light Company is upgrading all of the electric meters throughout its system to modernize its equipment.

“It’s important to keep our meters updated to the latest technology,” said Ripley Power and Light President and CEO Mike Allmand.

Customers in Halls began to see new meters earlier this year. Everyone in Ripley Power and Light’s service area should see theirs switched out over the course of the next three years.

The new meters support efficient 1-byte pinging for use with fault detection and software applications that proactively monitor outage and restoration events. The new meters have upgradeability and support remote upgrades of transponder firmware. 

“This will allow us to upgrade the latest available features in the future,” Allmand said.