KSEB with smart meters; Meter readings will now be online
KSEB has made the process online, including meter readings.
The change will be complete by 2025.
Smart meters are part of a reform proposed by the central government in the field of power supply.
KSEB has made the process online, including meter readings. Installing smart meters. The change will be complete by 2025. With this comes a new method called prepaid power consumption. Smart meters are part of a reform proposed by the central government in the field of power supply. Although the state assesses that the project is very beneficial to KSEB, the government has not released the final steps.
The new smart meter will cost around Rs 9000 per meter. The Electricity Board will have a financial liability of `7830 crore for the new change. It is expected that 15 percent of the meter price will be received as central assistance. There are 1.3 crore customers in the state. At the same time, experts believe that switching to a smart meter will bring huge financial benefits to the power board.
The central government has proposed to install prepaid smart meters by March 2025, except for electricity connections for agricultural purposes in the country. The Center has also initiated some new schemes in this regard.
Under the new system, the board will get the price of electricity in advance. The number of employees to perform meter readings will be reduced. The arrears will be waived. The board can also plan in advance the need for electricity.
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