WHEATON – ComEd will begin installing digital electric meters beginning in May at Wheaton homes, according to a city news release.
The devices, called smart meters, will replace analog meters to better monitor outages and collect meter readings and switch service on or off remotely. They will also allow customers to track energy use, receive phone or email alerts and more.
ComEd will contact homeowners a week before the installation. A uniformed ComEd installer with identification will install the free device. The process takes about 10 minutes, with a brief service interruption.
ComEd will also upgrade customers in Glen Ellyn, Lombard, Warrenville, Oak Brook and West Chicago in the coming months.