In an effort to resolve rising complaints of inflated electricity bills, ministry of power is planning to make smart prepaid meters mandatory across all states starting 1 April, 2019.
In an interview with Hindustan Times, Union minister of state for power and renewable energy, R K Singh spoke on how the move will stop electricity thefts and provide relief to the poor.
“We are pushing for net metering. Most DISCOMs [electricity distribution companies] had to outsource it. But consumers complained about inflated bills etc. Due to this, we will be making it mandatory for all states to shift to smart prepaid meters from April 1, 2019,” said Singh.
The move will introduce prepaid electricity recharge cards like in case of mobile phones. Read More
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