What’s the difference between the new meters and the old meters?

The new meters are digital electronic devices that offer two-way communication. Golden Valley has already deployed several types of meters over the years some of which already transmit meter readings electronically.
The new meters will continue to display the meter reading, but it will be in a digital LED format. The biggest difference is that the new meters will have an electronic circuit board module installed. The module receives the kilowatt-hour (kWh) and demand consumption recorded by the electronics in the meter, and is able to transmit securely this and other system data back to the cooperative’s computers.