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Electricity ministry installs 1,000 smart meters in various areas
September 27, 2018, 8:35 am
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The Undersecretary of the Electricity and Water Ministry Mohammad Boushehri

The Undersecretary of the Electricity and Water Ministry Mohammad Boushehri said Wednesday the ministry installed nearly 1,000 smart meters randomly in various areas in the country, starting from Abdullah Al­Mubarak area.

The ministry aims to check out the possibility of using smart meters system, Boushehri stated to KUNA, adding the ministry will activate the system officially by Q1 2019.

The smart meters will facilitate reading energy consumption for consumers and the ministry, he said, noting consumption could be tracked around the clock via personal cellular phones.

The smart units would also measure consumption volumes and calculate bills, he indicated, adding payments can be made via the ministry's application to smart phones and official website, in addition to its several branches around the country.

Smart meters would boost trust between consumers and the ministry, Boushehri said, noting the ministry has a strategic plan aimed to enhance all services provided to consumers as part of implementing eGovernment system, and benefiting from technology in general.

Source: KUNA

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