The EnergyHub system works with some of the most widely installed electricity meters in the U.S.; meters that communicate the kind of information a Home Base uses to report about your home’s energy use. But this connection isn’t required in order for the EnergyHub system to work. It just helps to paint a fuller picture of your home’s entire energy use profile.
Here’s how to identify if your meter can communicate wirelessly with the Home Base. It needs to be either an Itron® ERT® meter type 07 or a newer compatible ZigBee®-enabled smart meter.
To determine if your electrical meter is a smart meter, look for an Itron OpenWay™ logo on the meter face (see graphic). If it appears, you may have the capability to transmit home energy use information and get the benefit of using an EnergyHub Home Base. But first your electric utility will need to enable this functionality. Reach out to your utility and ask them to enable the meter to connect to devices like the Home Base so that you can better understand energy use in your home. Most utilities will be happy to have you be a smarter energy consumer; some may not be ready yet. It never hurts to ask!