The Board of Water and Light is looking to install smart meters in area homes.  The BWL says it's an upgrade that you're going to want.

The new smart meters will allow you to monitor your usage online, so you'll know if you're leaving your lights on too much or if there's a leak in your pipe.

The BWL says smart meters are going to be a huge benefit when the power goes out, because they'll automatically let the BWL know which houses don't have power.

The BWL says a small amount of rates will go up a bit because some of the current meters are running slow.  Here's more from WILX-TV 10