In the past, I could calculate my electric usage by reading the dials on the front of my meter. Can I still do that?

Yes. The LCD display on the front of your new electric meter is always on and, depending on the exact model of meter you receive, will rotate every few seconds between digital screen displays. Watch for the screen that shows a number other than all 8s. Each time a kilowatt-hour (kWh) of electricity is used; this number will increase by 1. The more electricity you use, the faster the number will increase.

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1. Will there be a charge for receiving a new meter?
2. Will my utility bill increase after I receive a advanced meter?
3. Will my bill look different after I receive a advanced meter?
4. Is the information that’s recorded and transmitted by my advanced meter private and secure?
5. In the past, I could calculate my electric usage by reading the dials on the front of my meter. Can I still do that?
6. Will both electric and water meters be replaced at the same time?
7. Will my power and water be turned off when you replace my meters?
8. Will Anaheim Public Utilities’ staff be installing my new meter?
9. Do I need to be home to have my meter replaced?
10. How will I know the meter has been replaced?
11. What if I am a Lifeline customer or operate medical equipment?
12. What if Anaheim Public Utilities wasn’t able to change out my meter?
13. What if I have any questions regarding advanced meter installation?
14. Does Anaheim Public Utilities sell my information to a third party vendor?