I don't know if this is new news, but it's new to me.
My place is old, and the electric meter's in the house... it's always
been a pain come reading time.
Then a month or so ago, a friend was talking to his meter reader, and
learned the DWP will install, for the asking a remote reading meter! (He
got one, and it works great!)
I called them, and they gave me a little guff, saying those were
reserved for customers who they hadn't been able to do a reading for
over a year. But then she brough up my records, and noted it had been 4
cycles since they read it, and put me in an order for one then and
there. Really not much trouble, but I guess it depends a little on who
you get when you call.
A guy called this morning saying he'll be here next Wednesday to install
it... says it's called a 'RF' meter, and will take 15 min tops to
I'll post an update if there are any problems with it.