Tampa Electric (TECO), in a November, 2011 email, wrote the following in reply to a TECO customer’s inquiry about the fate of the analog meters removed by TECO:
“… We are retiring all analog meters and not processing any of them for re-use. The meter removed from your residence is most likely in a metal scrap bin at this time.”
CHASM suspects that most of the analog meters removed by the other Florida utilities installing “smart” meters have met the same fate.
The removal and “recycling” of Florida’s analog meters is an ongoing crime against genuine environmental sustainability and conservation of sound, efficient, and long-lasting analog meters.
For a comparison of analog versus “smart” meters, please see:
Please see also:
Taken for a Ride: PG&E Destroys Functional Analog Meters