As technology has evolved over recent years, so has the way in which Dominion communicates with the meter. Learn more about how metering technology has advanced.
Smart meters use digital technology to enable secure two-way communication between the meter and Dominion's electric distribution system.
Dominion uses smart meters, communications and information technology infrastructure to promote energy conservation and environmental responsibility, and improve customer service and utility operations.
Remote meter readings - Dominion will be able to remotely collect meter readings daily, ensuring that your smart meter is working properly. View a video to learn more.
Healthier environment - Smart meter data collection means fewer trucks on the road, reducing emissions and benefiting the environment.
Improved delivery of energy - Through delivery of more consistent voltage levels, Dominion will be able to save on fuel at generating facilities and operating costs, the benefits of which will be passed onto the customer through responsible rates. View a video to learn more.
Remote meter turn on and off - Smart meters enable Dominion to turn your electric service on and off without having to send an employee to your home or business. View a video to learn more.
Smart Pricing Plans - Smart meters can measure energy usage every 30 minutes which enables Dominion to offer pricing plans that vary based on the time of day, providing you with a voluntary option for energy prices and an opportunity for savings. View a video to learn more.
What can Smart Meters provide in the future?
Power outage detection - Smart meters can notify Dominion when your power goes out and when it has been restored.
Smart Meter Information in other Languages
Smart Meter information is available in the following translations. They are available to download in Adobe PDF.
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