Allegiant Utility Services is receiving great interest in its supply of used and now renewed meters as a supply chain shortage has many scrambling. From automobiles and boats to sports drinks and school backpacks, supply chain issues have been hitting a variety of industries across the country, including companies that replace the power meters like those on homes and businesses.
The microchip used in these meters is in short supply with a resulting disruption until production improves. Many who need new meters can’t get them or are on a waiting list. For example, typical delivery timeframe for a new meter had been within 12 weeks. Recently a customer was told the same order would take 50 weeks.
Jeffrey DeVries, CEO of Allegiant Utility Services decided to retain old meters as they were switched out for newer technology. His vision provided immediate benefit to utilities by eliminating scrap expense for the meters. Allegiant refurbished the meters and provided further benefits to utilities if they were sold.
Allegiant Utility Services installs more than 525,000 meters and network devices annually using its network of employees located all over the United States. Allegiant has a comprehensive inventory of meters – both analog and digital, that are renewed to meet the customer’s specifications.
The majority need renewed digital meters to support their ongoing meter needs – whether it’s for a new or existing home or business. Allegiant ships hundreds to thousands of renewed meters daily across the U.S. to meet current demand.