Ministry Of Electricity And Water Plans To Install Smart Meters
Category: Kuwait

The Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW) is currently putting the final touches on a plan to replace the old meters with smart meters, which will lead to the operation of the centralized system that consists of 1.2 million smart meters within seven years towards the implementation of the new water and electricity charges.

Sources revealed the plan includes the development, administration and operation of smart meters and the communication network through a telecommunication company registered in the Central Agency for Information Technology (CAIT).

Sources said the winning company will install the systems, programs and applications in the headquarters of the ministry in South Surrah to be ready for operation. Sources explained the ministry set the conditions for executing the plan; such that the systems, programs, applications and licenses will cover 1.2 million smart meters, as well as support the future development and expansion works for a period of 84 months or seven years in various sectors — commercial, investment, private, industry, government and agriculture. Sources added the smart meters will be installed in residential, industrial and commercial areas.



30 May, 2016 0 1453
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