ZESA to install 4 000 prepaid meters in industries
Zesa Holding chief executive Engineer Josh Chifamba said that the power utility will install 4 000 prepaid meters in industries.
Chifamba said that the power company is finalising the framework for the installation of smart meters for industries. He also said that they would install 4 000 meters for large power users and they will only deploy more when they see that they are getting confidence with the technology.
As we speak, we are in the process of adjudicating for smart meters; our target to finish adjudication is on November 30 (tomorrow). We have called bidders to demonstrate and we will then report the results to the State Procurement Board.We are starting with 4 000 smart meters for large power users. So when we did our load focusing looking at the industry which is running; we saw that we cannot go above 4 000 meters. So we are starting with 4 000 meters and when we see that we are getting confidence with the technology, we will deploy more.