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NEA to introduce smart meter reading



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By A Staff Reporter
Kathmandu, Sept. 15: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has planned to implement the automated meter reading (AMR) system.
“NEA has aimed at making available the payment and billing information through internet so that the consumers get online information. The AMR system will also bring the practice of visiting each house for meter reading to an end,” said Kul Man Ghising, Managing Director of NEA.
With the instillation of smart meter, the NEA can cut line of those who do not clear their tariff.
Unveiling future plans of the NEA, Ghising said that they had planned to digitise the NEA by using the modern information technology in the internal system and service delivery.
“Under the good governance plans, we will strictly implement the corporate good governance. The activities of the authority will be more responsible, transparent and accountable by applying zero tolerance policy to corruption,” he said at a press conference on Sunday.
According to him, the NEA would pay a special attention to increasing the domestic consumption of power and export as well for the proper utilisation of the power generated during the rainy season.
Stating that the NEA had focused only on ending the load-shedding in the past, he said that now the NEA would carry out the expansion and improvement of transmission lines and substations keeping the consumers’ interest at the centre.
“The NEA is committed to providing secured, regular, sustainable and qualitative power supply to the consumers. We are dedicated to support the government plans to supply power to all households within 2002/23,” Ghising added.
He said that NEA would connect Rukum Purba, Kalikot, Jumla, Bajura in national grid in the current fiscal year.

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