LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- LG&E says it plans to ask for approval to install advanced meters for all customers.

The utility says the meters offer almost real-time energy-use information that customers can see online. The technology also helps LG&E see where outages are and respond more efficiently.

LG&E and Kentucky Utilities say it would cost about $350 million to implement the three-year project.

To expand the use of advanced meters, the utilities first have to get approval from the Kentucky Public Service Commission.

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