26000 Smart Meters Ported to Prepaid Mode: Chief Engineer KPDCL


SRINAGAR: Amid the smart meter installation drive going on all across the UT of Jammu and Kashmir, the Kashmir Power Distribution Corporation Limited (KPDCL) on Monday said that at least 26000 consumers have switched to prepaid mode so far in the valley.

“The process to switch the smart meters to the prepaid mode has already started for those whose smart meters have been installed in phase-I. We have crossed about 26000 smart meters so far,” Javaid Yousuf Dar, Chief Engineer, Kashmir Power Distribution Corporation Limited (KPDCL) said.

Confirming that the installation process is going on gradually and all the consumers will have to switch the smart meters into prepaid mode, the Chief Engineer said, “The second Phase of the installation will begin very soon. At present the integration process is ongoing and the smart meters will be switched into prepaid mode once the integration process is completed. It will hopefully be started from next month.”

Earlier in July this year, the Kashmir Power Development Corporation Limited (KPDCL) directed over 57,000 smart electricity meter users to switch from post-paid to prepaid mode to keep receiving electricity.

Amidst the installation of smart meters, the KPDCL Chief Engineer said that the cabling work is also being done simultaneously. “In many areas, not only in Srinagar but in towns too, the new cabling work has been done and furthermore, the process is still going on,” he added.


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