1. A system for responding to an electrical meter alarm, comprising:a processor at a meter or at a utility;
an alarm chronical encoded in memory of the processor, the alarm chronical comprising,
an alarm level correlating to a degree of risk associated with a state of the meter,
a time stamp including a date and a time of when the alarm level triggered,
a meter identification, and
performance data of the meter,
wherein the degree of risk is correlated by cross-checking records at the utility for meters operating under similar external conditions and under similar power loads.