Your Meter

Sam Houston Electric Cooperative’s new metering system was successfully implemented in 2015. The new meters work similarly to the previous meters on members’ homes and businesses. For many years, meters transmitted readings to a computer in a vehicle as it drove by each month. The new meters instead send those readings directly to the Cooperative via encrypted radio communication.

Your meter measures how much electricity you use in kilowatt-hours during a given period of time and is the basis for how your electric bill is calculated each month. Your electric bill contains a 13-month graph of electricity consumption, as well as a record of electricity used during the same month of the previous year.

With the new metering system, members have access to detailed data about their energy use in real-time. This helps you identify ways to use less electricity and reduce your monthly bills. Click here to learn more about your mySamHouston online account access.

You also have the option to sign up for myPrePay. There’s no difference in the service you’ll receive—just in HOW and WHEN you pay for it. When you sign up, you pay as often and as much as you’d like. Click here to learn more.