S.D. Admin. R. 20:10:17:02 - Meter readings

The utility shall schedule readings of all meters used for determining charges for customers and shall make an effort to read the meters on corresponding dates of each meter reading period. The utility may permit the customer to supply the meter reading on a form provided by the utility. Unless the utility has a plan to test check meter readings, a utility representative must read the meter at least once each 12 months and at the beginning or termination of service. In addition, each utility shall establish a method or plan for promptly detecting and verifying the accuracy of meter readings which indicate unusually high or low energy usage by a customer in comparison to the customer's past or projected energy usage. Access to meters must be granted monthly by any customer for whom demand metering is required by the applicable tariff.


S.D. Admin. R. 20:10:17:02
3 SDR 2, effective July 19, 1976; 12 SDR 86, effective November 24, 1985; 12 SDR 151, 12 SDR 155, effective July 1, 1986; 13 SDR 40, effective October 14, 1986.

General Authority: SDCL 49-34A-4.

Law Implemented: SDCL 49-34A-3, 49-34A-4, 49-34A-27.

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