Read electricity meter

Description

Interpret the measuring instruments which measure the consumption and reception of electricity in a facility or residence, record the results in a correct manner.

Alternative labels

electricity meter reading taking
take electricity meter reading
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Skill type

skill/competence

Skill reusability level

sector-specific

Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Read electricity meter is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Meter reader: Meter readers visit residential and business or industrial buildings and facilities in order to note down the readings of the meters which measure gas, water, electricity and other utility uses. They forward the results to the client and to the supplier.

Optional skill

Read electricity meter is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Industrial electrician: Industrial electricians install and maintain electricity cables and other electrical infrastructure in large industrial and commercial buildings. They perform inspections and repair defective parts of electrical systems to ensure efficiency.
Electrical power distributor: Electrical power distributors operate and maintain equipment which deliver the energy from the transmission system to the consumer. They supervise power line maintenance and repairs, and ensure the distribution needs are met. They also react to faults in the distribution system which cause problems such as outages.
Electrical transmission system operator: Electrical transmission system operators transport energy in the form of electrical power. They transmit electrical power from generation plants over an interconnected network, an electrical grid, to electricity distribution stations.
Electricity distribution worker: Electricity distribution workers construct and maintain electric power transmission and distribution systems. They maintain and repair powerlines, compliant with safety regulations.
Street lighting electrician: Street lighting electricians construct and maintain electric power transmission and distribution in street lights. They maintain, test and repair street lights in compliance with safety regulations.
Power plant control room operator: Power plant control room operators are responsible for the safe and proper operation of power plants, switchyards and associated control structures. They repair and maintain the involved machinery and equipment to ensure the plant’s efficient operation and to tackle emergency situations such as blackouts.
Electric meter technician: Electric meter technicians install and maintain electric meter systems in facilities or buildings. They install the equipment in accordance with regulations and repair faults and other problems. They test the equipment and advise on the use and care.

 


 

References

  1. Read electricity meter – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022