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Alpine Energy set to launch wide meter inspection

posted May 16, 2011, 2:15 AM by ema-1 ema-1   [ updated Jun 23, 2011, 12:24 PM ]
"Alpine Energy commercial manager Daniel Roos says inspectors will visit more than 32,000 homes in South Canterbury during the next 12 months in a zone-by-zone approach.

“All category one meters will be inspected and the data collected will be used to ensure a smooth changeover to compliant meters. Category one meters are found in private homes and small businesses; category two in large big-box retail outlets, and category three meters are installed in larger factories and industrial sites. Both single phase and three-phase installations will be covered,” Mr Roos said today.

The company expected that most meters would need to be replaced prior to the March 2015 deadline and the audit would position Alpine Energy for an accurate assessment of future smart meter requirements across South Canterbury".