Oncor wants to get some home energy monitors in the field to see how they work and get customer feedback. There are a limited number available, so you would need to act fast to have a chance at one. There are a couple of qualifications, of course.
First you must live in the Oncor service territory. Oncor is the “poles and wires” part of the DFW-area electrical system, not the Retail Electric Provider. (Their general area is in the DFW area but they reach into east and central Texas, as well as some other areas.)
Second, you must have an active smart meter. These are the new meters that Oncor has been deploying, you should have received a door hanger when you had your meter changed out, and the meter must be active. You can check on the Smart Meter Texas website to see if your meter is active.
Here is the information found in the flier that they are distributing:
“Act Now! You may be eligible to receive a free in-home energy monitor!
Oncor is giving away up to 500 FREE In-Home Energy Monitors through the end of the year. The monitor interacts with smart meters and
allows electric customers to monitor energy consumption in a real-time basis. You may be eligible to receive a FREE In-Home Monitor* by
taking the following steps:
1. You must have an active smart meter. You may verify this by logging on to the Texas smart meter web portal at www.smartmetertexas.com and sign up to view your energy usage.
2. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Free IHM Request” in the subject line of the email. We simply need your name, ESI ID number,
which can be found on your electric bill, email address and the address for us to mail the device.
This FREE offer is part of Oncor’s Smart Meter Verification Plan. If you have questions about the program, please contact Lauren Davis at
*While Supplies Last
This is a limited offer so if you have a new smart meter and are interested in you real time energy consumption here is an opportunity to get a free in-home display and participate in the initial roll out of this new program to help save energy.
By promoting cleaner energy, cleaner government, and cleaner air for all Texans, we hope to provide for a healthy place to live and prosper. We are Public Citizen Texas.