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Alpine meter accuracy survey

posted May 16, 2011, 2:25 AM by ema-1 ema-1   [ updated Jun 23, 2011, 12:23 PM ]
"In fact, says Hesham, modern meter performance testing technology has done away with the need for form-filling, hard-wire connections and any form of meter dismantling and the information read at each property’s meter board is transmitted to Alpine Energy’s computer server at the touch of button – instantly.

“Then we are gone,” he said.

The hand-held device, about the size of a one-litre milk bottle, even has a camera built in to provide vital information for a snapshot of the meter installation.

Alpine Energy’s commercial manager Daniel Roos says Hesham’s team of inspectors will visit more than 32,000 homes in South Canterbury during the next 12 months in a zone-by-zone approach. The inspectors were only interested in the efficiency of meters, not how electricity was being used in a home or business, he said.

“That’s their business. Ours is making sure that the power used is measured accurately.”"