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Learning how to read your meter can help you track your energy usage and manage it more effectively.
Digital meters include automated and standard meters. Automated meters include Elster and P1D. Standard meters include J and H.
 


easy-to-read displays

Digital meters can measure both kWh and kW demand and on- and off-peak kWh. They use an easy-to-read electronic display. A digital meter’s display typically shows 5 fields with each shown in the window for a few seconds.


standard plan
​88888 ​display test
u02r00​ ​meter firmware information ​firmware version number and revision number
u02r02r​ radio firmware information​ ​radio micro-controller firmware version and revision number.
t11.56TA​ ​time
​00859 ​total kwh ​total kwh billing read
00175 TA​ ​on-peak kw ​informational only
04.245 TA​ ​kw (demand) ​demand billing read. reset with  billing read
1r9952​ ​network registration status ​information about the meter's network registration
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time advantage 7 pm-noon​ & 9 pm-9 am
​888888 ​display test
u02r00​ ​meter firmware information ​firmware version and revision number.
u02r02R​ ​radio firmware information ​radio micro-controller firmware version and revision number
t11.56 TA/TC​ ​time ​TA - recording on-peak usage
TC - recording off-peak usage
00859​ ​total kwh ​total kwh billing read
00175 TA​ on-peak kwh​
​00684 TC ​off-peak kwh
04.245 TA​ ​on-peak kw (demand) demand billing read
1r9952​ ​network registration status ​information about the meter's network registration
 

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time advantage 7 pm-noon super peak
​888888 ​display test
u02r00​ ​meter firmware information ​firmware version and revision number.
u02r02R​ ​radio firmware information ​radio micro-controller firmware version and revision number
t11.56 TA/TC​ ​time ​TA - recording on-peak usage
TC - recording off-peak usage
00859​ ​total kwh ​total kwh billing read
00175 TA​ on-peak kwh​ informational​
0024 TB​ ​super-peak kwh super-peak kwh billing read​
​00684 TC ​off-peak kwh informational​
04.245 TA​ ​on-peak kw (demand) demand billing read
1r9952​ ​network registration status ​information about the meter's network registration

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combined advantage 7 pm-noon​ & 9 pm-9 am
​888888 ​display test
u02r00​ ​meter firmware information ​firmware version and revision number.
u02r02R​ ​radio firmware information ​radio micro-controller firmware version and revision number
t11.56 TA/TC​ ​time ​TA - recording on-peak usage
TC - recording off-peak usage
00859​ ​total kwh ​total kwh billing read
00175 TA​ on-peak kwh​
​00684 TC ​off-peak kwh
04.245 TA​ ​on-peak kw (demand) demand billing read
1r9952​ ​network registration status ​information about the meter's network registration
 

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easy-to-read displays

Digital meters can measure both kWh and kW demand and on- and off-peak kWh. They use an easy-to-read electronic display. A digital meter’s display typically shows 5 fields with each shown in the window for a few seconds.


​standard
01​ date​
02​ time​
03​ total kWh​
04​ peak kWh​
05​ kW​
varies​ meter program​
_34299​ meter number​
 

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​time advantage 7 pm-noon & combined advantage 7 pm-noon
01​ date​
02​ time​
03​ total kWh​
04​ peak kWh​
05​ kW​
7p-12n​ meter program​
_34299​ meter number​
 

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​time advantage 7 pm-noon super-peak
01​ date​
02​ time​
03​ total kWh​
04​ peak kWh​
05​ super-peak kW​h
tou SP​ meter program​
_34299​ meter number​
 

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time advantage 9 pm-9 am & combined advantage 9 pm-9 am​
01​ date​
02​ time​
03​ total kWh​
04​ peak kWh​
05​ kW​
tou9-9​ meter program​
_34299​ meter number​
 

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easy-to-read displays

Digital meters can measure both kWh and kW demand and on- and off-peak kWh. They use an easy-to-read electronic display. A digital meter’s display typically shows 5 fields with each shown in the window for a few seconds.
all other brands
01​ date (day/month/year)​
02​ time​
03​ total kWh​
04​ on-peak kWh​
05​ kW​
 
meters with 8 display fields​
field​ ​description
1​ current date (d/m/y)​
2​ current time (h/m/s)​
3​ total kwh delivered by APS​
4​ on-peak kwh delivered by APS​
5​ on-peak kw delivered by APS​
6​ total kwh received by APS​
7​ on-peak kwh received by APS​
8​ on-peak kw received by APS​

 

meters with 7 display fields
field​ ​description
1​ current date (d/m/y)​
2​ current time (h/m/s)​
3​ total kwh delivered by APS​
4​ maximum kw delivered by APS​
5​ total kwh received by APS​
6​ on-peak kwh received by APS​
7​ on-peak kw received by APS​

 

  • To determine your kWh usage, subtract your read from a previous read. Your APS bill displays your most recent and previous readings.
  • Standard plan customers are billed for the total amount of energy that is delivered. The Standard plan does not include a time-of-use feature.
  • On-and off-peak hours will vary based upon the rate you have selected. To get your off-peak kWh usage, subtract your on-peak kWh usage from your total kWh usage.
  • You are credited for energy received by APS based on your renewable energy rate selection.
  • Our residential Combined Advantage 9 p.m. - 9 a.m. and Combined Advantage 7 p.m. - Noon time-of-use plans and some business plans include a demand charge as part of your monthly billing.
  • Your kilowatt (kW) read -- also known as a demand read -- is reset each month when your meter is read.