Govt to install 0.1m digital meters by Feb-end

Published: January 21, 2019
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Will extend smart metering project to cover the entire country. PHOTO: FILE

Will extend smart metering project to cover the entire country. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI: Federal Minister for Power Omar Ayub Khan has directed electricity distribution companies to immediately undertake GIS (geographic information system) mapping of all 11-kilovolt feeders and replace 100,000 electromagnetic meters with digital meters by the end of February 2019 in order to reduce line losses.

The directives were issued in a meeting with chief executive officers of all the power distribution companies at the committee room of the Power Division on Monday.

The minister directed the CEOs to personally inspect the power transformers of various capacities on a random basis to ascertain their mechanical fitness. He also called for launching a clean-up operation in the highly populated areas and removing hazardous wires and other such things.

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The minister told the meeting that the Power Division was in the process of initiating the smart metering infrastructure project in all areas covered by the distribution companies. He particularly mentioned Peshawar and Multan electricity companies, which were the next in line, as Lahore and Islamabad companies had already initiated the process.

Khan directed the CEOs to prepare and implement a three-month plan for a feeder-wise anti-theft operation in their respective areas for the complete elimination of theft so that consumers could get uninterrupted power supply in summer.

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  • Shoukat Kirmani
    Jan 22, 2019 - 1:22PM

    Sir,
    Maybe the law exists but never followed.
    The K-Electricity should announce that the KOONDA SYSTEM is illegal.
    The KOONDA can not be linked except the staff of the K-Electric.
    The people has to make a video by their mobile phone and send it to the K-Electric.
    Let the corrupt staff should be terminated and fined with cash and imprisonment.
    Loses will never comes down without the punishment to the culprits.
    Regards.Recommend

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