GPL commences Advanced Metering prog
The Guyana Power and Light (GPL) has commenced the first phase of its Advanced Metering programme. The Guyana Power and Light Company says it will install 2, 000 of the smart metres in the Georgetown business hub. The company said that programme is intended to provide customers with more accurate meter reading every month, information about their energy usage and a system for recognizing power outages without customer input.
The Project is financed under a loan agreement with the Inter American Development Bank (IDB) facilitated by the Government of Guyana. Under the first phase of the pilot project, 2,000 smart meters, will be installed from Avenue of the Republic to Vlissengen Road and North Road to South including Regent, Robb and Charlotte Streets.
The program incorporates technology that allows electric meters to be read remotely.
The Advanced Metering system will eventually be implemented country wide and serve as a platform to eliminate manual meter reading, provide remote monitoring of the electric distribution system and enable customers to manage their bills by tracking their consumption and demand via internet.
GPL has approximately 138,000 meters to be read every month, but some remain unread because of severe weather, dogs, locked gates or other access problems. But now all of that will no longer be any trouble.