Microprocesser based, panel mounted KWh meter with LCD display. Memory written to RAM on power outage without the need of batteries. The backlit LCD display has a field programmable ON time from constant to 1 minute, reactivated by touching any key. The 9 digit display represents energy use, without the use of multipliers. The CEP-96 is field programmable, with password protection to reset energy readings, CT ratings, voltage rating, display ON time and relay operation.