Council gets automatic meter update

The Independence City Council received an extensive update presentation on automatic utility meters at it March 13th meeting.

The presentation, provided Independence Power and Light Deputy Director Andrew Boatright, provided an update on where the city utility was in considering switching to automatic meters.

Based on the initial review, the revised report estimated the project costs would drop from $48.8 million to $40.2 million with a nine-year breakeven payback.


Indy Energy previously held a community forum on the topic.

IPL also is providing educational materials about automatic meters on its website which addresses facts, myths and benefits of automatic meters.