Prateek Chauhan. Raipur. The problem is going to increase for those people living in Chhattisgarh who have not paid the electricity bill of their house, or it has become a habit for them not to pay the electricity bill for months. But now after a few days, unless you recharge your electricity connection like your mobile, it is possible that your house will remain in darkness. In fact, now more than 60 lakh houses in Chhattisgarh have smart meters., Preparation to install.
The work of installing smart meters in the state will start from this month. First of all, smart meters will be installed in government offices and transformers. After this, smart meters will be installed in domestic connections. Along with repairing the electricity infrastructure, smart meters will also be installed under the Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme (RDSS) of the Central Government. Survey work for smart meters has been completed in all five revenue divisions of the state.
Tata Power in Raipur revenue division, Hyprint Solution in Bilaspur and Surguja revenue divisions and M/s Genus Power Solution in Durg and Bastar divisions have got the responsibility of installing and maintaining smart meters.
At the same time, meters will be installed in the transformers so that the power supply loss can be assessed. The power company will pay the rent for each smart meter as per the conditions given in the scheme. The agency installing the smart meter will also do maintenance for 10 years. The agency will have to bear 85 percent of the cost of installing faulty or faulty smart meters due to meter malfunction and the company management will have to make the engineers smart.
Benefits and concerns of Smart Meter
- No need for meter reading and billing every month.
- Like mobile, smart meter can be recharged sitting at home.
- There will be a reduction in the number of defaulters.
- Due to network problems, there may be problems in recharge in rural areas.
- You will get relief from complaints of irregularities in reading and billing.
Smart meter will recharge like mobile
After installation of smart meter, there will be no need for reading and billing every month. Can be recharged like a mobile. However, information regarding its system will soon be provided by the agencies so that consumers do not have to face problems. Also, such arrangements are being made that even if the balance is exhausted at midnight, the power supply to the entire house will not be stopped. Electricity in some parts of the house will remain lit till morning. If the money is not deposited or recharge is not done the next day, the entire electricity supply will be stopped.