City begins electricity meter replacement

Light Department comments on plans

CHENEY— The city has begun the first stage of a multi-year project to replace all the electricity meters with a newer “smart” model.

The new meters are the Centron II, which are designed to transmit and receive information to a remote receiver, and they can also relay information among individual units.

The units, according to the technical specifications provided by the manufacturer, Itron, are capable of measuring temperature, voltage, and other technical data and routing it a central data-monitoring facility. “The point here is that we get real-time data, such as trends on usage and so fort...


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