Nonstandard Metering Service
For more than a decade, CoServ has deployed high-tech Standard Meters that use radio frequency technology to send usage information to CoServ headquarters. These meters meet all Federal Communications Commission guidelines.
Here are a few of the benefits for Members:
Convenient, secure online payment options
Access to usage information
Because these meters send usage information electronically, there is no need for a meter reader to read each meter manually throughout CoServ’s rapidly growing service area.
CoServ Members do have the option of opting out of having an AMI Standard Meter if they choose. A one-time fee of $138 will be charged to cover the cost of installing a nonstandard meter. This meter lacks radio frequency technology and is not able to send electric usage readings to CoServ. Because of this, CoServ will have to send a meter reader each month, resulting in a monthly fee of $25.
Here is the process for opting out of the standard meter in favor of a nonstandard meter.
Nonstandard Meter Fees
- One-time, non-refundable nonstandard meter fee
- $138 Single-phase meter (most residents)
- $437.50 for three-phase meters
- $25/month meter-read fee to recoup costs for the meter reader
Standard Meter Opt-Out Process Online:
Attn: Nonstandard Metering Service
7701 S. Stemmons Freeway
Corinth, TX 76210
- Pay the one-time, non-refundable opt-out fee payment by cashier’s check or money order only
- The meter will be exchanged for a digital meter without RF capabilities. It's important to note that the new meter will not be analog.
Resources and Studies:
- Radio Frequency Safety | Federal Communications Commission (fcc.gov)
- Myths vs Facts: The Truth about Smart Meters (PDF)
- How to read your CoServ electric meter
- Radio-Frequency Exposure Levels from Smart Meters (PDF)
- Health and RF EMF from Smart Meters (PDF)
- RF/EMF Investigation (PDF)
- Health Impacts of Radio Frequency from Smart Meters (PDF)
- PUCT-Final-Report (PDF)