RIO GRANDE VALLEY — The recent controversy surrounding the installment of electric smart meters across the Valley has prompted AEP officials to explain how the devices work.
The meter is a two way communication device which digitally reads meter levels in households. The installations began at the end of last year and the meter allows AEP to monitor the electrical usage of the home remotely. There are those who believe the smart meters act as an invasion of the homeowners privacy. AEP officials expect to finish installing smart meters in the Valley by the end of next year.