Read Code Definitions
Actual Read (R)
An LG&E or KU employee or contractor reads and records the meter readings in person.
Verified Read (V)
An LG&E or KU employee or contractor has re-checked the meter in person and verifies the reading on a hand-held device.
Estimated Read (E)
The reading is performed at LG&E and KU’s office, and is based on historical usage, an average from previous months or the previous year. Any over-estimation or shortfall will be adjusted on the next bill or when an actual or verified read takes place.
In rare cases, customers can report their own meter readings to the company, but LG&E and KU will perform an actual read periodically to verify the information.
A kilowatt (kW) is a metric that equals 1,000 Watts of power. Wattage, in turn, indicates how much power a device can provide over a relative amount of time.
Kilowatt Hour (kWh)
A kilowatt-hour (kWh) is a measure of the total energy used over a specific period of time.
The actual voltage/current used is often too large to be registered by your meter. Therefore, a meter’s registering capacity may only represent a small percentage of your actual load. To determine the actual usage on the demand meter, the registered usage must be multiplied by the meter multiplier.
Demand (kW/kVA) is the rate at which you consume electricity, or the amount needed to power your business at any point.