PG&E’s Smart Meter
PG&E is diligently upgrading its Bakersfield resident’s antiquated electricity and gas meters to new sophisticated SmartMeters. This new eco smart technology gives PG&E the ability to collect usage data without ever stepping foot on your property. Fortunately this data is available on their website, for its customers to view, along with your historical kWh consumption data. It has never been easier to observe your daily energy addiction than now.
Since my home was upgraded with a SmartMeter, I monitor my energy usage online. I use the PG&E website as a tool to understand my kWh draw and as a feedback source after changing appliances or usage habits. There was a time in the past when I took multiple daily reading from my old PG&E dial meter to determine usage, but now I can log into my account and determine my usage from anywhere in the world.
As you can see below, the Smart Meter usage information is compiled on a daily basis and can be graphed in monthly, weekly or daily scenarios for both gas and electric. As an added bonus your kWh usage can be graphed hourly. (Click Read More to Continue)
PG&E’s website is user friendly and has a wealth of information on reducing energy consumption as well as rebates for energy saving appliances. Are you ready to get started? If you have a PG&E SmartMeter installed, log onto PG&E’s website and establish an online account. You may have to start paperless billing, but that is good for the environment too.