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New Electric Meter Installation Complete

Posted 9/30/19

HUNTINGDON (September 26) — Carroll County Electric completed its installation of some 15,400 new electric meters, one at each service location. Danny Brawner, general manager of the utility …

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New Electric Meter Installation Complete

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HUNTINGDON (September 26) — Carroll County Electric completed its installation of some 15,400 new electric meters, one at each service location. Danny Brawner, general manager of the utility company said all except five of the meters are transmitting data back to the central office in Huntingdon.

The meters report the customers’ usage and eliminate the need for door-to-door meter readers.

The system works with the meters transmitting a signal to other meters, which report to one of the system’s substations. From there, the signal is carried along department-owned fiber optics back to the central office.

Brawner said four of the five non-reporting meters are located in the Natchez Trace State Park. The solution might be to install an antenna on the THP’s antenna tower near I-40 to facilitate the transmission of the signal.

In other business, the board of directors heard each of the two lineman crews will be subdivided into four crews with five men, including a supervisor, will respond to repair or outage sites instead of 10 men.

The board also endorsed a proposed project by TEC to install high-speed fiber optic Internet lines. (see separate story).

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