Help. Got a message from electricity company tonight telling me I can check
my own meter. I called to complain my bill was too high. They gave me my meter number and told me to turn off my breaker THEN THE MESSAGE WAS CUT OFF! So I'm guessing I look at my meter and see that it is working. Then I go back to my apartment and turn off my breaker. Then I go back and read the meter to make sure it is not showing any usage?
2. We've got one of the smart meters. They read it from the substation.
I've run tests by watching the dials under various loads (I'm a geek, incurable). You just have to remember to read the dials backwards (right to left). If the lights are on, the electricity is working.