If your meter has more than one row of figures, write down all the numbers from left to right in each row, ignoring any numbers in red or in a red surround.
Here is a typical electronic meter display:
Some electronic meters have a cycle display button that you need to press to take readings; and some automatically scroll through the various displays. With a meter with two rows of figures, write down all the numbers from left to right in each display, ignoring any numbers in red or in a red surround.
Each dial turns in the opposite direction to the one before it. Before you read your dial meter, check the direction of your dials. They may not be exactly as those illustrated above. Every dial on every meter revolves from 0 to 1 and through to 9, before continuing to 0 again. In the example above, the dial meter reading shows as 44928.
To read an electric dial meter correctly:
READING YOUR SMART ELECTRICITY METER.
The screen you will need to view your energy usage is the Total Active Import screen. This is a default screen on Aclara (formerly GE) smart meter and you should be able to take a reading from this.
Total Active Import screen. Make a note of the information on the screen, including the zeros, as this is your meter reading.