If you aren't home when a meter technician with Grid One Solutions, a BGE contractor, knocks at your door, you will be left with a smart meter installed on the outside of your home.
The technicians are deployed in Severna Park this week to install digital smart meters, which replace the current analog electric meter.
If you choose to answer the door, you may give the nod on the installation or pass, and it will be postponed. To date, there have been only several homeowners who have declined the installation since its start in May, A Grid One Solutions technician said.
The technicians have completed installations in Millersville and are continuing now in Severna Park and Pasadena.
The installation takes five to eight minutes and once complete a password is sent to the BGE customer to use on the BGE website to track their usage and account.
To learn more about smart meters and to see opinions on the installation, you can also read:
- Ever Heard of a 'Smart Meter'?
- Smart Meters not Required in Maryland
- BLOG:Smart Meters: Have You Deferred Installation Yet?
What will you tell the technicians when they knock on your door?