Gov’t to Introduce Smart Meters; Electricity Prepaid Cards to be Used for Billing

Yesterday, the government of Pakistan decided to introduce smart meters.

The move is designed to cut down on theft of electricity. A more interesting byproduct is going to be the ability to top-up your electricity bill. Prepaid cards will be available and users will load them as needed. Once the balance runs out, so does the electricity.

The secretary for water and electricity, Younas Dagha, said that smart meter installation would begin next month. Overall, the project will take two to three years.

In other news, he also said that power plants based on LNG would be operational in two to three years and they would produce electricity at PKR 8.80 per unit.

via Dunya News

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