10/26/2007 12:00 AM
Ever wonder if electricity providers are working to save you money?
With escalating utility costs, its critical that electric power suppliers discover ways to keep customer costs down while providing efficient and reliable power.
For more than 70 years, electrical metering personnel have flocked to College Station to attend the Southwest Electrical Metering Association's Texas Meter School. The classes are hosted by the Texas Engineering Extension Service, or TEEX, at Texas A&M Universitys Riverside Campus.
The main focus of the school is to save the consumer money by training metering personnel in a variety of subjects.
Students learn the value of metering accuracy, as well how to fine-tune electrical networks to provide consumers the proper balance of power with as little possible waste. Perhaps most importantly, students learn how to educate consumers as to how power is provided and how they can reduce their own costs.
The 2007 metering school will be held Oct. 29-Nov. 2. In addition to classes, vendors displaying the newest metering technology will be in attendance.
For more information, including a schedule of the weeks activities, visit: http://www.teex.com/eu/ and click the link for 2007 SWEMA Texas Meter School.