Your Meter

Your Meter

Understanding Your Electric Meter

Your electric meter is designed to accurately measure the amount of electricity that your home is using.  At SEC, we understand how important accurate meter reading and billing is to you, and we continually strive to maintain that accuracy.  Your meters are visually read by an employee of SEC, on a set monthly schedule.  The meter at your service location may be a dial meter or a digital meter.  All meters are tested within an 8 year period to ensure they are measuring your electricity usage accurately.  If you would like more information on how to read your meter, call the office at 575-744-5231.  Click here for instructions on reading a dial meter.


The electricity you purchase from SEC is measured in kilowatt-hours.  A kilowatt is equal to 1,000 watts.  Just as you purchase pounds of meat, quarts of milk, or gallons of gasoline, you buy kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity.  One kWh of electricity supplies enough energy to power ten 100-watt bulbs for one hour.

Something's Wrong with my Meter!

Think something may be wrong with your meter?  Please give us a call!  Tampering with your meter can be dangerous, and could cause serious injury or death.  Meter tampering is a criminal offense, which could result in fines or imprisonment.  If you suspect a problem with your meter, or you are aware of meter tampering, please call our office at (575) 744-5231.