GPL’s smart meters uncover ‘worrying’ consumption patterns

-company preparing to act on findings, says Dindyal

The Guyana Power and Light Inc (GPL) is preparing to act on the “worrying” data uncovered by its smart meters, according to Chief Executive Officer Bharat Dindyal, who announced the start of an investigation yesterday.

Speaking at a public forum on the power company’s performance yesterday, Dindyal said he expects to see changes as a result of the data generated by the Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) meters, which the company expects to help it reduce its losses considerably. System losses cost GPL over $7 billion last year.

GPL began installing AMI meters last year as part of a pilot project and by last December most of the meters had been installed. Dindyal said that the infrastructure was installed in one of Region Four’s business centers, although he declined to say which one. He noted that the company was preparing to act on its …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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