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14,000 AMI meters installed in Rawalpindi

Under the plan, Iesco would install over 900,000 AMI meters in Rawalpindi

By APP
May 13, 2024
This representational image shows digital meters. — Unsplash/File
This representational image shows digital meters. — Unsplash/File

Islamabad:The Islamabad Electric Supply Company (Iesco) has successfully deployed over 14,000 cutting-edge Advance Metering Infrastructure (AMI) meters of all tariffs so far in Rawalpindi, marking a significant progress in its ambitious up-gradation and digitization plan that would be completed by June 2026.The company, under the plan, would install over 900,000 AMI meters, initially in Rawalpindi City Circle, Rawalpindi Cantonment Circle and Taxila (Division), Chief Engineer Operation Iesco Muhammad Aslam Khan told this agency here Sunday while sharing latest data available up to April 14.He said that the three-year duration project would be completed in June 2026, adding a contractor has already been hired and around 700-750 AMI meters were being installed on daily basis.

However, he said that after hiring of second contractor, around 2,000 AMI meters would be installed daily to carry forward the project on fast-track basis. The project was being executing with the financial assistant of Asian Development Bank (ADB), costing $ 89 million, he said adding it was part of the second power distribution enhancement investment programme under banks financing.

The contract for the project was signed on September, 3, 2022 while contract effectiveness date was January 2023, he added.