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How to Read Your Commercial Electric Meter Your business has either a Time-of-Use (TOU) meter or a Demand Only meter. Please refer to your bill to determine which rate schedule your business is billed on or call Customer Service at 209-883-8222.

Time-of-Use

The meter scrolls through the following displays every five to six seconds.

Display Test The screen will display all 888888’s to check that all the fields of the LCD are working properly.

8 8 8

PREV SEAS RATE ABCD CONT CUM RESETS MAX TOTAL KWARh

88.8.8.8.8 A B C

Reading -

Your current total kilowatt-hour reading.

A B C

TOTAL KW h

Tier A Consumption Your total kilowatthour reading for energy consumed under Tier A for the billing period.

Demand -

647

2 RATE

A

A B C

KW h

Tier C Consumption Your total kilowatthour reading for energy consumed under Tier C for the billing period.

847

1

218

3 RATE

C

A B C

KW h

8.6

4

Demand is the maximum amount MAX of energy used in KW any fifteen minute interval within the billing period.

Registration Info -

5

A B C

2r0366

This is for TID use only. There will be a number followed by a lower case “r” as well as four other digits.

A B C

Demand Only

The meter scrolls through the following displays every five to six seconds.

Display Test The screen will display all 888888’s to check that all the fields of the LCD are working properly.

8 8 8

PREV SEAS RATE ABCD CONT CUM RESETS MAX TOTAL KWARh

88.8.8.8.8 A B C

Reading -

Your current total kilowatt-hour reading.

Demand -

Demand is the maximum amount of energy used in any fifteen minute interval within the billing period.

Registration Info -

847

1

A B C

TOTAL KW h

8.6

4

A B C

MAX KW

5

2r0366

This is for TID use only. There will be a number followed by a lower case “r” as well as four other digits.

A B C

For more information regarding reading your meter, please contact Customer Service at 209-883-8222.


How to Read Your Commercial Self-Generation Meter Commercial Customers on Self-Generation Rate Schedules (SG Rates) have a meter installed that looks the same as a standard meter but is capable of tracking consumption, over-generation, time-of-use and demand.

Scrolling Displays

How to Determine Your Net Energy

The meter scrolls through six displays every five to six seconds.

Display Test -

The screen will display all 888888’s to check that all the fields of the LCD are working properly.

888 PREV RATE CONT RESETS TOTAL

SEAS ABCD CUM MAX kWRh

Total Net Reading -

Your net kilowatt-hour reading. This is the total amount of electricity you consumed minus the total amount your system generated.

Tier A Net Reading -

Your total net kilowatt-hour reading for on-peak energy.

Tier C Net Reading -

Your total net kilowatt-hour reading for off-peak energy .

Demand -

Demand is the maximum amount of energy taken from TID in any fifteen minute interval within the billing period.

Registration Info -

This is for TID use only. There will be a number followed by a lower case “r” as well as four other digits.

1

88.8.8.8.8 A

575 A

TOTAL kW h

2

345 TA KWh

A

3

To find out how much energy you use in a given time, take an initial reading of both Tier A and Tier C on your net meter. Then, at a later time, take a second reading of both Tier A and Tier C. Subtract the first reading of each tier from the second reading. If the difference is a negative number, you were a net generator. If it’s a positive number, you were a net consumer during that time period.

Generation or Consumption ?

The arrows on the display indicate whether your business is using energy supplied by TID or generating energy which is sent to the electrical grid. If the arrow points left, you’re generating. If it points right, you’re consuming.

88.8.8.8.8 A

88.8.8.8.8 A

230 TC KWh

A

4

2.14 A

TOTAL kW h

5

1r0366 A

For more information regarding reading your meter, please contact Customer Service at 209-883-8222.

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