Smart meter system in the pipeline

USING the example of how a local B&B had been caught bridging electricity, the Deputy Mayor, Jerry Sibiya, said that such offences would be taken more seriously.

“In addition to the fact that you will be fined, we are currently working on getting on board a smart meter system for all electricity consumers. In this way we will be able to catch the municipal workers responsible for these illegal connections,” he said.

A smart meter is a new kind of gas and electricity meter that can digitally send meter readings to your energy supplier.

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This means that anything happening on your meter will be directly sent to the municipality (should an employee be tempering with a meter, this information will also be sent to the municipality immediately). This can ensure more accurate energy bills.

Smart meters also come with monitors, so you can better understand your energy usage.

The AbaQulusi Municipality is hoping that this will help them combat electricity theft.

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Sine Thwala

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