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4,000 Prepaid Meters Installed by ECG in Kibi.

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has installed more than 4,000 prepaid meters, in the Eastern Region, in Kibi.

The project, which is aimed at replacing post-paid meters, is invested by the company at the cost of GH¢ 5.5million.

Mr Yusif Adamu, the Project Engineer for Mugi Bhagu Harish Metering System Briefed customers in Kibi on the project, saying that the new prepaid meters 'lies in the use of the keypad operator (separate user interface)' rather than the card, which requires customers to swipe or insert to load electricity credits.

He made clear that customers would no longer require a card, but would be expected to go to vending points with their meter numbers to buy credit, which would be loaded by the vendor into their prepaid meters.

"This is possible because customers using this kind of meters are already onto a different User Interface Unit (UIU), which has a GPRS praise that enables purchases to be remotely credited to the meter from the point of sale" Mr Adamu notified.

He said customers could have the UIU installed at significant locations in their premises, to allow them to manually use the meter and to auditor their units.

Mr Adamu disclosed that the prepaid meters had special features to detect illegal features, and could keep a track on customer consumption.

According to him, vending points had been authorized in the Kibi District Office of ECG, and in some parts of the town, adding that vendors had been educated on the use of the meters.

The very first customer to be connected to the prepayment metering system in Kibi, Mr Bernard Asare, praised the initiative, stating that it would enable him to distribute his money on electricity every month.

Source : allafrica.com
Posted On: 2/6/2019 12:00:00 AM

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