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Smart power meter reader now to replace human one

Discussion in 'Biashara, Uchumi na Ujasiriamali' started by BabuK, Jan 10, 2012.

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    BabuK JF-Expert Member

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    Tanzania Electric Supply Company (Tanesco) will this year start using an automatic meter reader (AMR) which will be connected to Luku customers to enable them pay for power.
    According to Tanesco Public Relations Manager Badra Masoud, the AMR technology will apply to middle-level customers.
    She said the technology will enable the power firm to get reports on power consumption of customers and updated performance of the meter. It will also help to increase income for the company and control the loss of power.
    Masoud assured customers that the AMR technology was modern and would ensure accuracy in reading and consuming power.
    According to Masoud, the technology will reduce a cost of reading meters and writing bills, control theft and ensure information on accurate power consumption.
    She said the technology will also help in reading and recording power consumption in every hour, adding that AMR meters would send information directly to the power firm's computer at the head office.
    Either customers who use the ARM will be able to get information on power expenditure at any time through the firm's website.


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    [h=1]Smart meters in homes could be hacked[/h][h=2]Plans to install gas and electricity smart meters in every home by 2020 pose a "national cyber security risk" because the devices could be hacked into, one of the government's own data security consultants has warned.[/h]