Public Service Company of Oklahoma says it will start replacing all of its 520,000 existing utility meters in its territory over the next two years.
In a news release, PSO said beginning in late 2014; the utility will begin deployment of its Advanced Meter Infrastructure.
PSO says the upgrade to AMI meters will offer a variety of customer benefits including, web accessible account and energy usage information, enhanced energy management, improved outage restoration and enhanced customer service.
"The program has already helped many customers in our pilot areas control their energy usage and has led to greater customer satisfaction," said Derek Lewellen, PSO gridSMART manager. "We are excited to expand this program which will allow all of our customers to benefit from AMI meter technology."
On its web site, the utility explains how the new meters will work.
The utility says 30,000 customers in Owasso, Sand Springs, Okmulgee and the University of Tulsa already have the AMI meters.