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Austin Energy is Swtiching to Automated Meters

austin energyAustin Energy is going around to all 400,000 of their customers and replacing their meters with new ones that are automated and very accurate, supposedly.

They sent out a notice in our bills this month giving people a heads up that their electric bills might be higher than usual.


... Because they've been testing the old meters as they're being replaced, and several have been running "slow". 

What does this mean?  It means people have been using electricity and not paying for it!  They're going to hate these new meters!

Per Austin Energy, if you have any questions about your bills, they'll come back out and read your meter to make sure it was read accurately.  You can contact them at or 512-494-9400.

**Are You Packed Yet?**

Donna Harris, REALTOR®
RE/MAX Austin Skyline

Austin, TX real estate and the surrounding areas of Lakeway, Bee Cave, Westlake Hills, Cedar Park, Round Rock, Spicewood, Circle-C, Steiner Ranch, and everywhere in between... Whether you're buying or selling, I'll be with you through the entire process.

Comment balloon 5 commentsDonna Harris • July 20 2009 03:36PM


Donna - Years ago we use to read our own meter and write down each month our meter reading and mail it into Pedernales Electric Coop. About ten years ago they installed new meters and automated; they just send us a bill each month with the number of Kil. hours, charge per Kil. hour and Total.

Posted by Carl Winters over 9 years ago


The same thing is going to happen here; however they said the customer would have to pay for the new meters.

Posted by Richard Weeks, REALTORĀ®, Broker over 9 years ago

C & C, The honor system?  Seriously?  Wow, that's trust!

Richard, The company wants to change out the meters, yet they want the consumers to pay?  That's so corporate thinking isn't it?!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - over 9 years ago

I got my new meter - and now my internet is lagging and cutting out- they had to cut all my power off while they installed it. Now I get the pleasure of calling AT&T and get them to troubleshoot my internet. Yay ;-)

Posted by Malita Jones, Austin Texas Home Sales (Sky Realty, Inc.- over 9 years ago

How much do you want to bet the ones that are running fast aren't going to be replaced until they have enough meters to go around?

Todd Clark -

Posted by Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Respect Realty LLC) over 9 years ago