In Finland, nearly all electric meters can be read remotely. In practice, this means that you don’t have to give us your meter readings, because they are sent directly to our systems from the meter via a data connection. With remote reading, invoicing is based on real-time electricity use.
How to read your electricity meter
A: The small symbol, T1 or T2, indicates the meter currently in use.
B: You can change the meter view by pressing the screen change button:
T0 indicates general electricity consumption, i.e. the number of kilowatt hours (kWh).
T1 indicates the daytime or winter daytime consumption as two-rate hour metering.
T2 indicates consumption at night or during some other time as two-rate hour metering.
AIKA indicates the time now.
PVM indicates today’s date.
TARF indicates the electricity distribution product currently in use, i.e. the tariff.
C: Load management relay on/off indicator.
D: Red lights blink according to the consumption.
An exampel picture of one of Caruna's electricity meters:
Disconnect electricity from your meter when going away
If you want to ensure that all your electrical devices are switched off while you are away from home for an extended period, you can temporarily disconnect electricity by using the meter’s 0 button. Do not use your home’s main switch to disconnect electricity because it switches off the electric meter’s data connection. If this connection is disabled, the meter cannot send us data about any disturbances which may require attention, such as power cuts. By disconnecting electricity using the meter’s 0 button, your electricity bill will be based on accurate electricity consumption.
The blue indicator light is switched on when electricity is disconnected. Your data connection remains on. The indicator light will switch off when you turn the electricity back on by pressing the I button. This method should not be used when carrying out electrical works, such as changing a fuse. In such cases, electricity must be disconnected from the main switch in accordance with the electrical safety regulations.