If you live in League City, chances are good that your Electric Meter has changed, or it's about to change. You will get a message on your door that says:
This will probably make it easier to provide buyers with an apples-to-apples electric consumption comparison due to the ability to get a standardized report... and not focus as much on whatever rate per kilowatt hour one household has compared to another.
"Your Smart Meter was instaled successfully and is working seamlessly. You may have experienced a brief service interruption of up to 10 seconds earlier today, but no action is required on your part. Within a week, you can log on to SmartMeterTexas.com to start managing your personal energy usage."
... or you got this message:
"For one of several reasons (pets, locked gate, etc.) TNMP could not access the area needed to install your Smart Meter today. Please contact us at 877-423-3199 by _________ to schedule an installation."
SMT allows you to view daily electricity usage in 15 minute increments.
You can use the data to understand your usage patterns and possibly reduce your electricity usage and costs.
SMT also allows you to view the HAN Devices that have been added to your Smart Meters.
What is SMT?
Who is the Smart Meter Texas Team?
Do I have to register with Smart Meter Texas (SMT)?
What is a Retail Electric Provider?
What is a Smart Meter?
What is an ESI ID?
How can I get help if I have a problem with the SMT web site?
What is a CSV file?
Which meters can I access?
Who else can access my usage data, meter, and premise information?
Why can't I see a meter that was previously in my list?
What do I do if someone else has claimed my meter?
What is a HAN Device?
What can I do with my HAN Devices through SMT?
How long does it take for a HAN Device to be added/removed from my Smart Meter?
Who else can access my HAN Devices?
Can I change my User ID?
How can I unlock my account?
How is my Personal contact information used?
How is my Company’s contact information used?
Can I manage more than one Smart Meter with my account?
How are reports that I request delivered to me?
Are there any limits on the usage data that I can request?
I don't understand my reports. How can I get help?
SMT stands for Smart Meter Texas and refers to the name of this web site.
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The Smart Meter Texas web site is sponsored by a consortium of electric transmission and distribution service providers (TDSPs) doing business in the state of Texas.
If you have a problem using this web site or with error messages you cannot resolve, you can contact the Smart Meter Texas Team by selecting Contact Us on the left side of this screen.
For data from your meter to be accessible on this web site, you must have a Smart Meter installed and be in an area of Texas open to electric competition.
Customers may use the Smart Meter Texas web site to access usage data, meter, and premise information from their own Smart Meters.
Your usage data, meter, and premise information is also accessible by your Retail Electric Provider and by the Smart Meter Texas Team.
There are some events that may cause a Smart Meter to seemingly disappear from your list. Contact your Retail Electric Provider if you need help identifying or understanding any of these events.
Smart Meters on this web site can only be attached to one customer account.
A HAN Device is a piece of equipment with the intelligence to receive informational messages and commands from your Retail Electric Provider (REP) to help you manage and control your energy consumption. Examples of HAN Devices include in-home display, thermostats, and smart appliances.
To learn more about how to obtain and install a HAN Device contact your Retail Electric Provider (REP).
You can view, add and remove HAN Devices. You can find more information about how to perform these functions in the User Guide available to registered users of this web site.
The process to add and remove HAN Devices may take a few minutes; the process does not happen in real time. After you submit the request through SMT, SMT automatically coordinates the adding or removing of your HAN Device with the Electric Utility Company.
For more information about the process of adding/removing HAN Devices you may review the User Guide.
The information about your HAN Devices is accessible to your Retail Electric Provider.
Your User ID is the primary identifier for your account and cannot be edited.
For Business accounts, Smart Meters are attached to the Business.
For Residential accounts, Smart Meters are attached to the account. To change your User ID, you should follow these steps:
Your account can become Locked if you or someone else repeatedly tries to login with an incorrect password. You can Unlock your account by following these steps:
Some report requests can involve large amounts of data.
You may request the 15 Min Interval and Daily Register Read reports for up to 13-months of historical usage data from your Smart Meters. You may request the Monthly Billed Usage report for up to 24-months of historical usage data from your Smart Meters.
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