GPL’s smart meter programme for evaluation

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The Guyana Power and Light Inc’s (GPL) smart meter pilot programme will be evaluated over the next 30-60 days following which a decision will be made as to whether there will be a wider roll-out of the project.

This was announced as the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) reviewed GPL’s 2013 operating standards and performance targets at Duke Lodge on Friday. In November, GPL had announced the start of the first phase of its Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) pilot programme with 2000 smart meters expected to be installed in the Georgetown business hub. The AMI programme incorporates technology that allows electricity meters to be read remotely and is financed under a loan agreement with the Inter-American Development Bank.

According to information provided to the hearing, 1867 smart meters which are capable of remotely disconnecting and reconnecting consumers have already been installed. The meters can monitor electricity consumption in real time while providing voltage regulation reports. The power company will …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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