I so wish I was with the co-op out here. My neighbors pay less than half of what I do for electricity. If I spent $12k I could get a line here, but I'll probably be dead before it pays off.For all the 36+ years out here I've reported my monthly meter reading to the utility Co-Op.
Yea, some sort of grid monitoring system powered by a Rogowski device is what I'm leaning toward so far, although I'm really enjoying some of the answers. I was actually enticed into researching Southwestern Bug Bats for a minute or so.I'm not sure what it is but I wonder if it is some sort of inductive monitoring device. I heard they were rolling that stuff out now as part of the smart grid for monitoring fuse status, lightning arresters, and capacitor banks for faster diagnostics when there are outages. I really do not have a clue what it really is but just throwing it out there.