Advanced Meter Program – road map

Coming Up

  • Energy Yardstick
  • Kilowatts versus Dollars View
  • Compare by Hour, Day, Week, Month
  • Data Security
  • Neighborhood Comparison
  • Secondary User

 


June 2019

Thank you for being one of the thousands of LG&E and KU customers with an advanced meter. This outreach is designed to inform, educate and help you get the maximum benefit out of your advanced meter and the insights it provides. That, in turn, will help you better manage your energy usage. Each month we’ll send out a short email to our Advanced Meter Program participants and take a closer look at some aspect or feature of the program.

We’re thrilled to report that we have reached full program capacity among LG&E customers (10,000 combined RS rate and GS rate customers). There’s still space available for KU customers, especially those in Lexington who want to switch from their standard basic meter to an advanced meter – at no extra cost. Be sure to share this email with anyone you think would like to enroll in the Advanced Meter Program and take advantage of its benefits!

And we want to hear from you. If you have questions or just want to share your experience with the program, drop us an email.

Ways To View Your Energy Usage

When you log in to your MyMeter dashboard, you have the option of seeing your energy usage in Chart View or in Data View. Whichever option you choose, you can select the time frame to view – from 15-minute increments to daily, weekly or year-by-year and you can view your usage either in dollar amounts or in kilowatt hours (kWh). When you look at your usage by kWh, you can compare it to the average temperature, the neighborhood average and the utility average.

Chart view
Chart View
Your usage is shown in a simple bar graph. You can hover over any bar in the chart for a more granular view of the same information.
Data view
Data View
In Data View the blue-shaded sections show below-average usage and the red-shaded sections show above-average usage.

Remember that your usage information is loaded in your MyMeter dashboard within two business days.

Don’t forget, you can always visit lge-ku.com/advanced-meter/help to learn more about the Advanced Meter Program and your MyMeter dashboard.

 


May 2019

Thank you for being one of the thousands of LG&E and KU customers with an advanced meter. This outreach is designed to inform, educate and help you get the maximum benefit out of your advanced meter and the insights it provides. That, in turn, will help you better manage your energy usage. Each month we’ll send out a short email to our Advanced Meter Program participants and take a closer look at some aspect or feature of the program.

And we want to hear from you. If you have questions or just want to share your experience with the program, drop us an email.

Setting Usage Thresholds and Notifications

Your MyMeter dashboard makes it easy to set an energy usage threshold and receive a text and/or email notification when you reach your limit. To set up notifications, click on your account icon at the top right and choose “Communication Preferences” from the drop-down menu. From there click “+ Add Notification” and select “Usage Threshold”, choose whether you prefer to be notified by text or email, set the frequency of notifications and your desired energy use limit. To help you set a threshold, the page includes your average energy usage per day, week and month. Please note that all notifications are typically sent around 11 a.m. Eastern time.

Add threshold Notifications
Threshold Notifications

Remember that your usage information is typically loaded in your MyMeter dashboard within 24 hours, so be sure to set your thresholds with this in mind to allow yourself time to make any usage adjustments before reaching your limit.

Don’t forget, you can always visit lge-ku.com/advanced-meter/help to learn more about the Advanced Meter Program and your MyMeter dashboard.

Be sure to share this email with anyone you think would like to enroll in the Advanced Meter Program – at no extra cost - and take advantage of its benefits!

See you next month!

 


April 2019

Which Residential Electric Rate[1] is Best for You?

Getting the best rate possible for your energy usage is a good thing, right? One of the cool new features within your MyMeter dashboard is the Rate Comparison Tool. It will show you the rate option that gives you the greatest savings based on your actual energy usage:  Should you remain on the Standard Electric Rate or consider switching to one of our Time-of-Day Rates?

  • Standard Electric Rate:  You are charged the same amount for electricity no matter when you use it.
  • Time-of-Day Rates:  These rates vary based on how and when you use energy, whether it’s during peak hours or off-peak hours. Peak hours have a higher charge per kilowatt-hour.

To locate the Rate Comparison Tool, click on the gear box symbol in any of the widget boxes at the top of your MyMeter page. Select Rate Comparison, and the Rate Comparison widget will display.

To compare rates, use the sliding scale within the Rate Comparison Tool to select a date range then click Compare Rates.

[1] Currently this tool is only available for residential customers that are not on net metering rates.

 

Compare you rate options
To compare rates, use the sliding scale within the Rate Comparison Tool to select a date range then click Compare Rates.

We recommend you research all available options and compare your energy usage within several date ranges. It’s best if you have 12 months of usage so you can compare over different seasons. It’s also important to make note of changes that may have occurred in your household (new baby, child went away to college) or in the weather (milder winter one year but a harsh winter the next). You’ll want to be mindful of any changes that have occurred or you anticipate will occur in your energy usage patterns before making a decision to change energy rates.

 


March 2019

Create an Energy Marker™ in your MyMeter dashboard. The Energy Marker allows you to track activities that can impact your energy usage, such as simply changing out light bulbs or something major, such as getting a new HVAC system. Just create a customized date reminder on the day you make those changes and see how they affect your energy consumption over a period of time. Click HERE to watch a short video about Energy Markers.