Research Outline

Electric Meters


To determine the number of electric meters present in homes in the US.

Early Findings

  • There are about 150 million electricity customers in the United States.
  • As of 2018, 134,846,454 electric meters have been installed in residential buildings in the United States, according to the EIA.
  • The adoption of smart meters is growing throughout the nation. A total of 76,498,388 advanced (smart) metering infrastructure (AMI) have been installed in residential buildings as of 2018.
  • There is a growing privacy concern surrounding the use of smart meters, especially on the amount and type of data the devices can collect.
  • The additional benefits associated with the installation of smart meters do not justify the cost, according to several reports.