Dhaka, Friday, December 13, 2019 11:53 AM   
     
Home Energy BD Energy World Green Energy Opinion Interview Environment Business Others Archive
LATEST >
বাংলা সংস্করণ
   
REB to set up 7.5 lakh more prepaid meters by December

As part of the government plan to replace 2.0 crore traditional meters by prepaid ones within 2025, Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board (BREB) will set up 7.50 lakh more meters within December 2019.

“We have installed 4 lakh prepaid meters up to June 2019 under BREB areas of Dhaka Division and another 7.50 lakh meters will be installed within December 2019,” Project Director of Prepayment Meter Project in BREB Md Rafiqul Islam told the news agency.

He said as a part of the government vision-2021, a plan has been taken to install 31 lakh more smart prepayment meters within 2021, adding, “Currently the government is providing 01 per cent rebate on electricity recharge amount. As the prepayment meter bills on actual uses, so there is no chance of ghost billing, consumers’ sufferings and other anomalies in the power sector”.

In addition, prepayment meters protect the appliances (Light, Fan, Refrigerator etc) from voltage fluctuation, the project director said.

“To utilize electricity properly, reduce the misuse of electricity and to facilitate the automatic billing system, the government has introduced the prepayment meters in BREB,” he said.

Talking to BSS State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid said the government has taken initiatives to replace 2.0 crore traditional meters by prepaid meters within 2025 for ensuring transparency in electricity billing system.

“The government under the honest and sincere leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is committed to provide electricity for all within -2021 as per the slogan of the government-Sheikh Hasina’s initiative for reaching electricity in every house,” he added.

Print PDF

   You may also like

Category: Power
PDB proposes 23% hike in bulk power prices

Category: Power
Summit Power approves 35% cash dividend

Category: Power
Tk 12.26b project underway to boost transmission capacity

Category: Power
Saudi company signs MoU for investing $2.5b in power sector

Category: Power
Japanese co buys 22pc stake of Summit Power

Category: Power
Payra Power Plant set to go into production from Dec

Category: Power
Govt for 60,000MW power generation capacity by 2041

Category: Power
DPDC appoints consultant for power project

Category: Power
Govt to formulate uniform power generation policy
     
    RECENT STORIES   MOST READ
    FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK
    Recent Power Stories
PDB proposes 23% hike in bulk power prices
Summit Power approves 35% cash dividend
Tk 12.26b project underway to boost transmission capacity
Saudi company signs MoU for investing $2.5b in power sector
Japanese co buys 22pc stake of Summit Power
Payra Power Plant set to go into production from Dec
Govt for 60,000MW power generation capacity by 2041
DPDC appoints consultant for power project
Govt to formulate uniform power generation policy
BREB to install 10m smart pre-paid meter by 2025


Explore the energynewsbd.com
Home
Energy World
Opinion
Environment
Others
Energy BD
Green Energy
Interview
Business
Archive
About Us Contact Us Terms & Conditions Privacy Policy Advertisement Policy