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Old 12-15-2013, 12:10 AM   #1
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After Extensive research, I have compiled the following criteria for electric meter seal colors and their meanings below. A lot of contacts have provided this information, as well as emails from the separate electric utilities. I thought this would help most of you in your fields of work when coming across meters when you don't have much knowledge as to what the tag colors that are used stand for. If you have any more questions or if a company is not listed, please leave a reply! Right now, I only included the major utilities in the country.





Alabama Power
Clear/Grey - Meter Contractor, Active
Grey - Active
Red - Inactive


Alliant Energy
Yellow - Active
Black - Inactive
Red - Inactive for Non Payment
White - Meter Services, Active
Blue -?
Purple -?



American Electric Power (entire area)
Green or Grey – Active
Red – Inactive for any reason
Black – Active, Meter Services
Yellow – Active, Meter Reader (found a missing seal)
Blue – Active, Contractor

Ameren
Red - ?
Grey -?
Green -?
Blue -?
Orange -?
Purple-?

Atlantic City Electric
Lime Green – Active
White -?
Blue-?

Entergy
Shrimp or Red – Active
Yellow – Inactive for any reason
Purple – Meter Reader, Active

CenterPoint – Houston, TX
Grey – Active
Red – Inactive
Blue – Active, Contractor

CLECO
Gold – Active
Orange – Inactive

ComEd – Northern Illinois
Brown – Meter Dept., Active
Rust – Trouble Dept., Active
Rose – Inactive for Non-payment
Beige – Re-sealed by meter reader, active
Yellow – Meter Tampering

Con Edison of NY
Blue -?
Green -?
Yellow -?
Red-?
Black -?

Consumers Energy – Michigan
Yellow – Active
Green - ?
Red – Inactive for Non-payment
Grey -?
Blue -?

DP&L – Ohio
Green – Active
Red – Inactive for Non Payment
Yellow – Inactive

Delmarva Power
Gold – Active
Red – Inactive
Clear/Blue – Meter Contractor, Active
Purple – Meter Services, Active

Dominion
Grey – Active
Black – Contractor, Active
Red – Inactive

DTE Energy
Blue -?
Green -?
Red -?
White -?

Duke Energy
Midwest:
Blue – Active
Yellow -?
Orange -?
Gray -?
Black-?
Carolinas:
Clear/White – Active
Yellow – Inactive
Black – Current Transformer Rated
Blue – Active, Contractor
Red- Active, Meter Reader Re-seal
Florida (Progress Energy FLORIDA):
White – Active
Red – Inactive for Non Payment
Blue – Inactive
Green – Meter Services Only, Active
Yellow – Meter Tampering, Active or Inactive
Black – Meter Contractor, Active
Carolinas East (Progress Energy CAROLINAS):
Blue-Active or Inactive – General Purpose Seal
Orange – Active or Inactive – General Purpose Seal
Green – Meter Services Only, Active
Red – Medical Customer
Yellow – Tampering, Active

FirstEnergy – OH, PA, MD, WV, NJ (All Operating Companies)
Grey – Active
Red – Inactive for Non-payment
Yellow – Inactive
Green – Re-sealed by Meter Reader or Tampering, Active


Florida Power and Light
Green - Active
Red - Inactive for Non Payment
White - Inactive
Black - Meter Contractor, Active
Gold - Meter Reader, Active
Yellow - Meter Tampering


Georgia Power
Blue – Active
Yellow – Inactive for Non-payment
Red – Inactive
Green – Meter Tampering Investigation, Active or Inactive

IPL – Indianapolis
Grey – Active
Yellow – Inactive
White -?
Red- ?
Green – Medical Customer
Black -?

Kentucky Utilities / Louisville Gas and Electric
Green – Active
Red – Inactive for Non Payment
Yellow – Inactive
Orange – Current Transformer Rated Meter
Blue – Meter Tampering

MidAmerican Energy - Iowa, Illinois
Grey - Active
Clear - Meter Reset only
Red - Inactive for non Payment
Yellow - Inactive
White - Meter Services, Active



National Grid – NY, MA
Grey – Active
Red – Inactive for Non-payment
Green – Inactive

New York State Electric and Gas
Grey – Active
Red - Inactive
Green – Meter Services, Active

Northern Indiana Public Service
Green – Active
Red – Inactive for Non Payment
Black - Inactive

NSTAR – Massachusetts
Maroon – Active
Black -?
White-?
Blue – Inactive for Non-payment

Oncor-Texas
Grey – Active
Orange – Inactive for Non Payment
Blue – Inactive
Green – Active, re-sealed by Meter Reader

Orange and Rockland – NY
Brown – General Purpose Seal
White -?
Red - ?
Orange - ?

PG&E – California
Blue-Active
Yellow-Inactive
Red-?
Maroon – SmartMeter Opt-Out Customer
White-?

Pacific Power / Rocky Mountain Power
Grey – Active
Red – Inactive for Non-payment
White – Current Transformer Rated Meter
White – Medical Customer (medical insignia)
Blue – Contractor, Active

PEPCO – Washington, DC
Gold or Blue – Meter Services, Active
Orange – Trouble Department, Active
Clear/Blue – Contractor, Active
Green – Inactive for Non-payment
Yellow-?
Black-?

PPL – Pennsylvania
Green or Grey– Active
Orange – Inactive
Yellow – Contractor
Gold-?

Portland General
Grey, Blue – Active
Red-?

Public Service Electric and Gas – PSEG
Grey – Active
Red – Inactive
White – Life Support Customer
Green – Current Transformer Rated
Yellow-?

Puget Sound Energy
Green-Active
Blue-Inactive
Red-Current Transformer

San Diego Gas and Electric
Blue-Active
Green-Active
Red-Medical Customer

Southern California Edison
Green-Active
Red-Inactive
Blue-Meter Services

Tampa Electric
Yellow-Active
Pink - Inactive

Tucson Electric Power
Metal – Active
Blue-?
Red-?
Yellow – Current Transformer Meter

Unitil – New Hampshire
Grey – Active
Orange – Non-payment
Green – Inactive
Yellow -?

UGI – Pennsylvania
Green – General Purpose Seal


We Energy's
Grey - Active
White - Contractor, Active
Black - ?
Blue -?


Westar Energy
Grey – Active
Red – Inactive

Xcel Energy
Purple – Active
Black – Meter Dept., Active
Yellow – Inactive
Blue - ?
Red – Inactive for Non Payment






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Here’s some more:

APS – Arizona
Gold – Active
Purple – Active
Yellow – Inactive
Orange – Inactive
Black -?
Blue -?
White – CT Rated Meter

Central Maine Power
Blue – Active
Red – Inactive

Green Mountain Power
Blue – Active
Red - ?
Yellow -?
Old CVPS:
Grey – Active
Yellow – CT Meter
Red – Inactive for Non Payment
White – Trouble/Line Dept., Active
Green – Inactive

NV Energy
Old Sierra Pacific (North):
Yellow: Active
Red – Inactive for Non Payment
Green – Inactive
White – Medical Customer
Blue – CT Rated Meter
Old Nevada Power (South):
Black – General Purpose Seal
Blue – Meter Contractor, Active

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PG&E red is usually "service interrupted due to no payment"
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West Penn Power:
Grey , OK
Yellow , booted
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And all this time thought red meant"Deadbeat" !
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under duke energy(formally progress) what does meter services active mean and contractor service active mean
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Found out that for Alliant the blue tag is for people with medical needs such as on oxygen, so the power is not disconnected by accident.
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under duke energy(formally progress) what does meter services active mean and contractor service active mean
Ampman - For Duke Energy (Progress Energy Florida), green seals are typically used on Current Transformer rated meters - meters mostly installed on commercial accounts with a CT. Black seals were used in 04-06 when a meter contractor changed out all of the old meters to the current AMR meters. I have no idea if Duke's colors will eventually be changed to one uniform set so that all of the systems will use standard colors or if they will remain separate. The Carolina's system and Midwest system's have been separated when Duke Power took over Cinergy in 2006, so maybe all divisions of Duke Energy will still continue to remain independent in terms of metering equipment.


On a side note -
FirstEnergy quickly destroyed several good meter sealing programs used by Allegheny Power and GPU and now use cheaper seals in order to save money. West Penn, Potomac Edison, Mon Power, Met-Ed, JCP&L, Penn Power, Ohio Edison, Toledo Edison and the Illuminating Co. all use seals under a single brand...It's all about saving money, right? The t-bar demand reset seals are the worst...I hated those so much when I was a meter reader.
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NV Energy
Old Sierra Pacific (North):
Yellow: Active
Red – Inactive for Non Payment
Green – Inactive
White – Medical Customer
Blue – CT Rated Meter
From personal experience, these are accurate.

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