CSU begins installation of new meters in November

CSU begins installation of new meters in November

In November, College Station Utilities’ contractor will begin installing advanced electric meters throughout its system to provide detailed usage and outage information for customers and the utility. Installing the new meters for our 42,000 customers will be done in phases and will take about a year to complete. Continue reading CSU begins installation of new meters in November

CSU’s smart meters will be safe and secure

CSU’s smart meters will be safe and secure

Last month, the College Station City Council directed CSU to move forward with implementing Automated Metering Infrastructure (AMI), commonly called smart meters. In addition to being less invasive to your privacy, the meters will provide timely data that generates more accurate utility bills. We’ll be able to better monitor system performance, control energy theft, provide greater reliability, and respond faster to outages. The system also will make it easier for you to identify ways to save energy and trim your monthly bill. Continue reading CSU’s smart meters will be safe and secure

Electric linemen brave elements to keep your power on

Electric linemen brave elements to keep your power on

Since the invention of the Edison light bulb in 1879, electric linemen have been keeping the nation energized. That’s why the United States Congress and the City of College Station are recognizing Wednesday as National Lineman Appreciation Day (#ThankaLineman) to honor those who protect public safety and energize our economy by keeping the power on. Continue reading Electric linemen brave elements to keep your power on

New thermostat rebate could lower your energy costs

New thermostat rebate could lower your energy costs

Starting in January, College Station Utilities’ will offer $30 rebates to residential customers who purchase an eligible thermostat through the Connected Thermostat Program. All you need to do is submit an application along with a purchase receipt. Once the application is approved, we’ll credit the rebate to your utility account. Continue reading New thermostat rebate could lower your energy costs

Linemen brave the elements to keep your power on

Linemen brave the elements to keep your power on

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By
Patrick McIntyre, CSU Energy Coordinator

Beginning in 1879 with the invention of the Edison light bulb, electric linemen have been keeping the nation energized.  The City of College Station and Congress are recognizing today as National Lineman Appreciation Day to honor the hard-working folks who protect the public safety by keeping your power on.

More than 115,000 linemen and women nationwide install and maintain nine million miles of electric grid to meet your power needs.  Electric linemen at College Station Utilities work with voltages as high as 138,000 down to standard household 120-volt power.

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