Smart Meter

Discover Smart Meter, whose state-of-the-art technology offers a host of benefits, including eliminating the need to send a representative to your home each month to read your meter.

Your Meter is Now Smarter

We’re excited that all of Georgia Power’s 2.4 million customers have been upgraded to a Smart Meter. Smart Meters enable us to remotely read a customer’s meter without having to send out meter readers every month.

Smart Meter allows us to provide you with:

  • Quicker power-restoration times – Smart Meters notify us if a power outage occurs, helping us quickly pinpoint any problems and restore your power.
  • Increased access to your energy – Usage information gives you more control over your monthly bill.
  • More pricing options than ever – So you can take advantage of current and future pricing rates that match your lifestyle.
  • Reduction in pollution – Smart Meters allow us to take nearly 300 vehicles off the road and eliminate 14 million miles of travel.

The energy use information collected by your smart meter can show you how your home is using electricity and help you manage your energy costs.

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Smart Meter - Fact or Fiction

You may have heard or read some things on the internet that leave you with questions or concerns about Smart Meters. This video addresses some common misconceptions, and gives you the facts about Georgia Power's Smart Meters. If you have any questions after watching the video, please feel free to email us at

How to Read your Smart Meter

A Smart Meter simply measures the amount of electricity a customer uses. The primary difference between a Smart Meter and an older mechanical meter is that the Smart Meter can automatically and remotely transmit a customer’s total electric usage to Georgia Power using a radio signal.

Reading your Smart Meter is easy. In fact, it’s similar to reading the odometer on a car – only instead of calculating the miles you’ve driven; your smart meter shows you how much electricity you used.

Electricity usage is measured in kilowatt-hours (kWh). A Smart Meter measures the amount of kWh you’ve used.

A Georgia Power Smart Meter displays a series of numbers. If you view your Smart Meter and see 8888888, this means the display is in ‘test’ ‘mode, indicating the meter is working properly. After a brief moment more numbers will appear. This is your meter reading.

To find out how much energy (kWh) you’ve used over a given time, take an initial meter reading. At a later time, take a second reading. Subtract the first reading from the second reading to determine how much electricity you have used during that time.

Using this meter as an example, the initial meter reading is 35832. If you go back to the meter at a later date and it reads 36500, then you’ve used 668 kWh for that time period (36500 – 35832 = 668).

Smart Meter Frequently Asked Questions