With the new meters, Golden Valley can read the meters from our main office. Information from the meter is securely transmitted back to the co-op via a private GVEA datalink. The meter will also transmit information that will tell us more about the power quality at your location by sending alerts for outages, blinks, voltage problems and tampering. This information helps us provide more reliable service to you. Transmitting this information electronically means that a meter reader no longer needs to travel to the different areas of our service territory to collect readings. However, we will still need to periodically access your property for maintenance and safety checks.