Electricity Smart System to be implemented
Official spokesperson of the Ministry of Electricity (MOE) of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Diyar Baban announced that the smart power meter project is going to be implemented in all the three provinces of Kurdistan Region starting immediately after the Eid al Adha holidays.
This is an effort to prevent the electricity waste and equality and charges on consumers.
Baban told a local Kurdish news agency that all the preparations of the project have been completed and his ministry is now ready to sign a contract with a private sector company to implement the project.
“According to the contract, smart power meters will be installed for 1.2 million electricity subscribers in all three provinces of the Region,” Baban told the news agency. “There will be a central system at the Ministry’s electricity control unit to control any issues in the system and identifying any breaches and misuses of electricity by the subscribers.” MOE Spokesperson stated that this system would have a strong and important impact on preventing waste and misuse of electricity in the region as well as a fair and equal basis on charging subscribers for electricity consumption.