A farewell to Ameren Illinois meter readers as new tech is installed

    A major change is coming this year for Ameren Illinois customers in Cass County when the utility begins installing advanced meter technology for both electric and natural gas service.
    Company spokeswoman Victoria Busch said the meter upgrade work is expected to begin in late May and be completed by August.
    Unlike existing electric and natural gas meters, which must be read each month by a meter reader, the new advanced meter technology provides automated two-way communication between customers and Ameren Illinois. This will eliminate the need for monthly on-site meter reading.

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