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Read Your Meter Daily for One Week


Read Your Meter Daily for One Week
Read your meter every day for one week to learn your daily kWh usage.

How To Do Your First Meter Reading
Read your meter at a convenient time of day and record the reading on the worksheet on page 17. Refer to page 14 in this booklet for how to read your meter.

Second Meter Reading
One day later, read your meter at the same time of day and record the reading on the worksheet. Take readings for the next seven days.

Calculation of Meter Readings
Subtract yesterday's reading from today's reading. Your answer is the number of kWh used between those readings. Continue reading your meter for the next seven days.

Example:

Time of Reading Date Meter Reading kWh Result Comments (daily activities, guests, weather, etc.)
12:15 PM 6/21/2001 66951
12:10 PM 6/22/2001 66989 38 KWh Result is (line 2 minus line 1)


Comparison of Results

The average kWh per day can be found by adding the kWh from each day and simply divide by seven. Compare your results with the "kWh Per Day" number shown on your bill in the "Energy Comparison" section. Compare the entries for this month with last month, and one year ago. If your seven day average is close to your bill averages, you know your usage is normal for your electric lifestyle. Use this worksheet (PDF) for recording your meter readings.

Please Identify Your Service Area

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Maine Public Service District Bangor Hydro District
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Emera Maine provides electric delivery service to two areas – the Bangor Hydro District and the Maine Public District.

  • The Bangor Hydro District includes Hancock, Piscataquis and Washington Counties and most of Penobscot County.
  • The Maine Public District serves Aroostook County and a small piece of Penobscot County.

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