Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) is upgrading its natural gas metering system by installing advanced meters throughout its service territory, including Fullerton. The communications device will transmit hourly gas usage data from a customer’s home or business, and SoCalGas will make the usage information available online for the customer the next business day.
The advanced meter device enables SoCalGas to more efficiently serve its customers and empower them with more information about their gas usage so they can make more informed decisions and better control their energy bills. With the additional information advanced meters provide, customers can better understand and manage gas use and costs, identify sudden usage spikes, obtain information on energy usage online, and have more privacy and security.
With an advanced meter, gas usage will be measured just as it is today by a current meter and bills will continue to be based on a monthly read of natural gas usage. However, the utility will no longer need to come by a customer’s property each month to manually read a gas meter. Instead, the advanced meter communication device will turn on for a fraction of a second each day to automatically read and transmit gas usage information and …read more
Source: Fullerton Chamber of Commerce