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How to Read My Meter

​​Electric meters use either digital displays or dials. Delmarva Power meter readers use hand-held computers to read meters around the same date every month. Our meter readers wear Delmarva Power uniforms and carry ID to show you upon request.

Read an Analog Meter

In this example, the meter reading is 73256.

  1. Always begin with the dial on the far right.

  2. Record the lowest number the pointer has passed, even if the pointer has almost reached the next number.

  3. Each dial as you move from right to left is in the opposite direction of the one before it. If the first dial rotates clockwise, the next will rotate counterclockwise, the third clockwise, etc.

If your meter has a digital readout, simply record this number.

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