Digital "smart" meters will be installed at 140 East Lansing homes just before Thanksgiving in a six month Lansing Board of Water & Light pilot project.

The digital meters will allow customers to turn power on and off remotely, which will benefit students who go home between semesters.

If the $200,000 trial is successful, BWL plans to install the meters for all residential and business customers.

Lansing Board of Water & Light's pilot "smart" meter project will begin Nov. 24 in East Lansing's Bailey neighborhood north of Grand River Avenue.  Here's more from the Lansing State Journal.