Atmos Energy, Going Very HIGH Tech

Climber Nears the Top of the Tower

Tower climbers, employed by Atmos Energy, were in Lamar last week, installing equipment on the 100 foot tall tower in back of the Double K Car Wash between Second and Third Streets. 

Moving into Position

The instrumentation will allow the gas company to take immediate readings of its Lamar customers from satellite telemetry that is being installed through this year and into 2013 when the system is planned to be used.  “Once installed, Atmos Energy will be able to take a reading on its customers every four hours,” according to Brian Martens, Manager of Public Relations for Atmos Energy in Colorado.  “This will also benefit our customers, as they’ll be able to use their account number to log on to our website for an update on their billing anytime through the month,” he added. 

Martens said the system is now being used in Greeley and some mountain areas around the state with great results.  “We’re saving time in the field as well as additional fuel now that our operators don’t need to drive up and down the streets of a community to provide monthly billing,” he explained.  He said the new readings system will allow a home owner who rents their property to know to the day, just how much gas was used by a renter for billing purposes.  Martens said both systems, the old and the new, will run parallel as a test comparison to make sure the billing is accurate before putting the satellite system into operation.

By Russ Baldwin


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