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Prepaid meters creating financial burden on Guyana Power and Light Company

The prepaid metering service that was introduced for energy conservation is now placing a significant financial burden on the Guyana Power and Light company. Chief Executive Officer of the utility company, Bharrat Dindyal, said that GPL has just placed an order for about 12,000 meters at the cost of about US $1.2m. He said that it is challenging for the company to keep up with the demand.

The new technology was introduced to allow customers to carefully manage their electricity, but the demand has grown significantly with most GPL post paid customers requesting the prepaid service.

Prepaid meters are being touted as great for energy conservation.

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