Smart meters installed in my neighborhood

About a month ago I got a notice in the mail from DTE saying they will begin installing smart meters in my area. I didn’t expect that to happen soon since the last time I talked to them on the phone they said it was not being planned at that moment. To my surprise both the electric and gas meters were replaced/updated last week. So things can happen fast. Here are the good old meters:

I was home on both occasions and the old electric meter was removed and replaced with a brand new Itron/Centron smart meter. Power went out for about 30 seconds. The gas meter was installed on a different day and I was happy to be able to snap some pictures. Continue reading