Louisiana Prepares for Smart Meters

More than 356,000 homes and businesses across northern, central, and southern are scheduled to get smart meters as part of four projects involving Cleco Power, Entergy New Orleans and the municipal utilities for Ruston and Lafayette. The deployments are funded in part through a United States Department of Energy grant. Meter installations are expected to begin in mid-2012 and will take about 18 months to complete.