Cleco Power's advanced meters have easy-to-read displays with four different displays. The first display shows "888888." This is a check to ensure all of the display numbers are working. The next display shows "TOT" to the left of the number. This is the number Cleco uses to bill you. This 6-digit number is cumulative and may include leading zeros. What is a kWh? You'll see kWh across your electric bill - a kilowatt (kW) amounts to 1,000 watts of power. A kWh is used to describe energy usage: it defines the amount of work performed (or energy used) in one hour of time. Using a one kW microwave for one hour would use one kWh of energy.
But don't worry, all these meters are easy to read when you know how. Dial Display - There are two types of dial display energy meter. If yours has a '10,000' label on the left side, then you only need to pass on the first five digits of the displayed number. If your meter is labelled '100,000' pass on all six digits to your provider.