Information & Perspective by Warren Woodward
(April 20, 2017)
Yesterday I received news that Navopache Electric Coop, a utility that serves customers in the White Mountains of eastern Arizona and western New Mexico, is replacing all of its Elster brand “smart” meters with Landis & Gyr “smart” meters.
Upon hearing the news, I phoned Navopache. The person I spoke with said initially that Navopache was “upgrading” their meters and replacing all 40,000 of them. In our subsequent conversation she said the Elster meters had “bugs” and communication problems. She also said the Elsters were only about 3 years old.
What a colossal waste! If Navopache had stuck with analog meters, those much less expensive and reliable analog meters would still be in service today, tomorrow and for decades to come. Read More→