Smart meters to be unveiled in mobile unit

SMART TEXAS is coming to Big Spring.

Oncor's SMART TEXAS Mobile Experience Center (MEC) will be in Big Spring from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday. The mobile unit will be parked in the H-E-B parking lot and will be open to the public.

“This mobile unit has been all over the United States in the past two years,” Jim Clements, Oncor area manager said. “This is one of the ways we are trying to educate our consumers on the new smart meters that are being deployed in the area.”

According to a press release, Oncor is planning to invest millions of dollars by 2012 to install more than 3 million smart meters. These installations are expected to benefit more than 7 million consumers. Currently, there are no smart meters installed in the Howard County area, but installation is expected to begin at the end of April or early May, according to Clements.

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