How do I know my electric meter is reporting my usage accurately? You have the right to request a meter test once every four years at no cost to you. If you request a test more than once every four years, and the meter is determined to be functioning properly, you will be charged a fee for the additional meter test(s) at the rate approved for AEP, your local distribution utility company. They will advise you of the test results, including the test date, testing person, and, if applicable, the removal date of the meter. You can also read the meter yourself. Please visit our website and get instructions on How to read your meter. Please see Terms of Service for more information.