Wellsboro Electric Company

Smart Choices Project


The Wellsboro Electric Company (WECo) project involves the installation of advanced metering systems and a pilot program for in-home displays. The project is aimed at reducing overall energy use and operations and maintenance costs while improving distribution system efficiency and reliability. The project implements two-way communication to: (1) allow customers to view their energy consumption at their convenience through in-home displays and energy Web portals, and (2) allow WECo to monitor outages and tamper detections. Serving one of the poorest communities in Pennsylvania, WECo is planning a large energy education campaign using radio spots and informational booths to help customers use the new technologies to reduce their electricity consumption and lower their bills.

Contact Information

Bob McCarthy
Vice President of Engineering and Operations
Wellsboro Electric Company

Recipient: Wellsboro Electric Company (Smart Choices Project)
HQ State: Pennsylvania
NERC Region: RFC
Total Budget: $961,195
Federal Share: $431,625
Funding Program:
Project Type:
Targeted Benefits:
  • Reduced Electricity Costs for Customers
  • Reduced Meter Reading Costs
  • Reduced Operating and Maintenance Costs
  • Reduced Costs from Theft
  • Reduced Greenhouse Gas and Criteria Pollutant Emissions
  • Reduced Truck Fleet Fuel Usage