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Quincy moves forward with plans for new utility Smart Grid System

Posted at 4:20 AM, Jul 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-24 04:20:52-04

QUINCY, Fla. (WTXL) — The city of Quincy is moving forward with plans to finish upgrading to a utility Smart Grid System.

Tuesday at the commission meeting, commissioners made a motion to hold a workshop about re-amping the system.

The smart meters are already in place now they just need to be connected to the grid.

This comes as concerned neighbors are seeing a surge in utility bills and the city says the misreadings are partly to blame.

Quincy City Manager, Jack McLean explains "I said this occurred because of the newness of the meter readers."

"Revitalize our effort to use the of the smart grid one of the things i think is really important is to use the smart grid but educate," said Quincy Commissioner Angela Sapp.

Once the smart grid is up and running neighbors will be able to see their usage in real-time compare past months and be able to see what's being used most in their home.

Commissioners say the smart grid will also harden Quincy's utility system for any future natural disasters.