Electric meters in Tupelo transitioning to digital

Electric meters in Tupelo will transition to digital on Tuesday.

Posted: Feb 4, 2019 10:36 PM
Updated: Feb 5, 2019 9:07 AM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Electric meters in Tupelo will transition to digital on Tuesday.

Tupelo Water & Light Department (TW&L) crews will begin replacing the old analog electric meters with the new digital meters. These will be used for all residential and business customers. 

During the installation process, residents' electricity may have to be momentarily shut off. 

"We just want everybody to know that there will be a little interruption," said TW&L Director Johnny Timmons. "We have to disconnect the meter and plug in the new meter. When we do that, it's going to set off the digital clocks on microwaves and ovens and those type of things, which are a little inconvenient."

The new meters will be more accurate and will be able to read remotely, according to officials. This means meter readers will not have to go into residents' back yards. 

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