Islamabad Electricity Supply Company (IESCO) is going to start taking meter readings for consumers in the Rawalpindi region through Android smartphones.
To start off things, the system will go live in five divisions in Rawalpindi which include:
- Satellite town
- Tariq Abad
All electricity supply companies have been directed by the government to make sure that consumer meter readings are carried out digitally. To ensure this, more than 300 meter readers were trained on a new system but the results were unsatisfactory.
Hence, IESCO has decided to provide Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime smartphones to the meter readers for taking meter readings. The company will provide trainings on how to use the smartphone for that purpose.
IESCO is also aiming to provide meter reading photographs on the bills to reduce the complaints about wrong readings but that initiative hasn’t produced any results yet.