It is important to keep the new meter plugged in, as this way we will know that the meter is working properly and can send information about the amount of electricity consumed.

How do I submit my reading with a remotely read meter?

General reading
Code 15.8.0 at bottom of screen

Day reading
Code 15.8.1 at bottom of screen

Night reading
Code 15.8.2 at bottom of screen

Three readings alternate on the meter screen at 15 second intervals. The GENERAL reading is for the total kilowatt-hours consumed, after which the DAY and NIGHT amounts are displayed separately. Explanations of the readings are also provided in the manual that the electrician will leave you after installing the meter.

Which reading sould I submit?

  • If you only submitted one reading with your old meter, you have to continue submitting one reading with the new meter, and this is the general reading (code 15.8.0)
  • If you submitted separate day and night readings with your old meter, you have to continue submitting these two readings with the new meter (15.8.1 for day and 15.8.2 for night).

In other words, the change of the meter will not change anything in the way you submit readings – at first, you will continue to submit readings exactly as you did before. We will let you know in writing when we no longer need you to submit readings.

When submitting a reading with the new meter for the first time, the following principle applies: if the new meter was installed on the 25th day of the month or later, you will not have to submit the reading for that month. The electrician already took those readings when changing the meter.

Always keep the new meter plugged in

Unlike the old meter, the new meter does indeed need a constant power supply. Even if you leave your summer house or somewhere similar for a longer time, you should switch off the power in the house from the switch on the meter not from the main fuse. The meter is supplied with power when the screen is not dark but shows alternating numbers.

The only exception is electrical work, during which power has to be switched off from the fuse for safety purposes. In any other case, power can be switched off from the switch on the meter so that your home will not have power, but the meter itself remains connected to the supply. This way we will know that the meter is working properly and can transmit information about the amounts of electricity consumed.

When we are notified of a breakdown, we can estimate the size of the breakdown by looking at how many meters are not working in the area. The first information has to come from the client, because meters do not automatically send such information.

If you wish to switch off the electricity in your home, you need to press the switch for 2 seconds and wait. After about 8 seconds you will hear a click which means that power has been switched off. The electricity can be switched on again the same way. A blinking square on the lower left of the screen means that power has been switched off; if the square does not blink, it means the power is on in your home.

How do remotely read meters work?

  • Remotely read meters measure the amount of electricity you consume in kilowatt-hours for each hour. The Electricity Market Act sets this as the time interval because the price of electricity on the open market can change for each hour.
  • The meter sends data on how much electricity you consume to the network operator once a day.
  • Most meters use the same power lines that bring electricity to the building to send the data from the meter to the substation.
  • Some meters send the data using mobile communications such as GSM and 3G data communication technology.