Appalachian Power to Upgrade 50,000 Meters in Kingsport

Tens of thousands of electric meters are set to be replaced in and around Kingsport this month.

In all, nearly 50,000 Appalachian Power customers will have the new meters.

They will allow the utility to remotely have access to log meter readings, rather than having to physically read them in person.

Customers that will be affected by the meter change have already been notified. Appalachian Power says in some cases, brief power outages are likely as the meters are switched out.