Smart prepaid meters for all by 2021

All the meters will be made smart prepaid in the next three years. The Ministry of Power will start this project from 1st April, 2019. This will lead to the reduction in AT&C losses, better health of DISCOMs, incentivization of energy conservation, ease of bill payments and doing away with the paper bills.

Smart_prepaid_metersSmart meters will also allow customers to pay bill according to their requirements instead of one go. Manufacturing of smart prepaid meters will also generate skilled employment for the youth.

The State Governments had earlier signed the Power for All document and had agreed to supply 24X7 power supply to their consumers. Thus, the distribution licensee shall provide 24X7 power to their consumers by 1st April, 2019 or earlier.

However, the appropriate Commission in exceptional circumstances for the reasons to be recorded in writing may grant extension in this time period.

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