New smart electricity meter means everyone pays upfront

Municipalities owe Eskom R9 billion.

Siemans Energy Management Division's Shahriar Khayyam, says his company has adopted smarter and more efficient technologies to bring down those billions of rands in debt.

Khayyam says their smart meter solution will guarantee revenue collection.

We've got a very powerful software backhand system which is cloud based which will be able to gather all the data from the meters.

Shahriar Khayyam, Divisional Director of Energy Management for Siemens Southern & East Africa

Councils will now be able to put in different tariffs and can look at which faults are occurring and in which areas. He adds that the meters are also tamper-proof.

This converts the post-paid to a pre-paid solution. This allows the municipality to have a constant stream of growing use so that they can negotiate better with their suppliers on how to use the electricity more efficiently.

Shahriar Khayyam, Divisional Director of Energy Management for Siemens Southern & East Africa

It is reported a large metropolitan municipality with 550 000 meters recently tested the new AMI metering technology on 7000 large power users that made up 56% of consumption. The utility was immediately able to reduce its debtor days from 155 to -15.

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