New Digital Electric Meters Coming From Dominion Power
Dominion Virginia Power officials said the utility will begin installing more than 80,000 wireless automated digital meters in Vienna, McLean, Dulles, Falls Church, Great Falls, Reston and other areas of Northern Virginia.
The new meters will transmit usage data electronically to equipment in specially equipped mobile vehicles that will be driven through neighborhoods. The meters will also allow the company to read as many as 10 times the number of meters each day.
Some of the new meters will have a digital display of numbers instead of the more familiar dials.
Customers will receive a letter about the installation of the new meters.