Assembly holds workshop on meter upgrades


November 19, 2020

Caleb Vierkant

The Wrangell Municipal Light & Power building. The assembly held a workshop last week on the potential need for metering upgrades, as their current system was recently deemed obsolete.

Last week, on Nov. 10, the borough assembly met for a work session on the topic of electric meter upgrades. According to a memo from Electrical Superintendent Rod Rhoades, Wrangell Municipal Light & Power's metering system has been deemed obsolete by their software and hardware provider, ITRON. Their current metering system was developed in 1994, according to the memo, and ITRON has decided the continued use of this system, MV-RS, is no longer smart or cost effective. This means, Rhoades wrote, that the MV-RS system will no longer have technical support for the software or hardware by D...

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