Consumers can pay ‘time of the day tariff’ — higher charges during peak hours and lesser amount during other times — once smart electricity meters are installed across the country, Power Minister R K Singh said Wednesday.
“Smart meters are required for implementation of time of the day tariff. This means consumers would pay higher tariff for electricity when demand is high and low charges when demand is low,” Singh said.
The minister was speaking at a function to mark the completion of a project to replace 50,000 conventional electricity meters with smart meters in the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) area.
He said the government will change the whole gamut of electricity generation, transmission and distribution with changing times by adopting smart technology.