Public Service Company of Oklahoma’s first ‘smart meters’ in the city of Tulsa are being installed on the T-U campus. About a thousand meters are going in on and around campus, primarily in student apartments. Derek Lewellen, GridSmart project manager, says the ability to communicate electronically with the meters improves efficiency and is perfect for a campus environment where students continually come and go.
Smart meters allow customers to monitor usage and control energy costs. Several thousand were installed in Owasso last spring, but these are the first being placed in Tulsa.