A reminder that tomorrow night – Wednesday, Aug. 21 – Seattle City Light will host the first of three community forums to discuss the utility’s plans for replacing aging electrical meters in 2015 with advanced meters that provide two-way communication.
Advanced metering is a technology that gives customers an opportunity to take more control over their utility bills.The meters help keep electric rates low by streamlining many of the utility’s operations. For example, these meters send information directly to City Light, so we won’t have to send out meter readers. That means fewer vehicle trips, reduced emissions and other environmental benefits.
Advanced meters also will help Seattle City Light provide better service by improving their ability to pinpoint areas affected by power outages, which allows us to more quickly restore service to affected customers.
As a part of the planning process for that transition, Seattle City Light is asking the public to share any comments, questions or concerns you might have about advanced meters.
The first community forum will be held on Wednesday, August 21, at Northgate Community Center’s Multipurpose Room, 10510 Fifth Ave. NE, from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Additional forums are scheduled:
Tuesday, Sept. 10, from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
SeattleCenter – Shaw Room
305 Harrison St.
Seattle, WA 98109
*Shaw Room is located on the corner of 1st Ave N and Republican St. (North of Key Arena)
Thursday, Sept. 26, from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Seattle Housing Authority NewHolly – Gathering Hall
7054 32nd Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118
If you can’t make it to one of the community forums, more information is online and there is a form where you can submit comments and questions.