BC Hydro will begin upgrading homes and businesses in Lake Cowichan with the new smart meter in January.
Current meters will be exchanged with a new smart meter, which BC Hydro says will result in immediate savings for the homeowner.
Meter installation typically takes place Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm and should take less than ten minutes.
Meter installers will have BC Hydro and Corix logos on their trucks and uniforms and will have photo identification.
A 60 second power interruption is to be expected.
For more information on the smart meter installation process, visit bchydro.com/smartmeterinstall.