LESCO Replaces Three-Phase Meters with Advanced AMR Meters

lesco replaces three phase meters with advanced amr meters

In Pakistan, many people use three-phase meters for their electricity supply. The Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO) has decided to stop using these meters for all consumers.

This decision is part of LESCO’s efforts to modernize its metering system and make billing more accurate. LESCO will replace the old three-phase meters with Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) meters. These new meters help reduce overbilling and prevent electricity theft.

In the beginning, consumers will need to pay an extra fee of Rs20,000 to Rs25,000 to install the AMR meters, which are more expensive than the old ones.

The power company will charge Rs42,000 for purchasing the new AMR meters. These meters offer several benefits, such as more accurate billing, less electricity theft, online billing services, and the use of advanced technology.

This change follows LESCO’s previous success in replacing bidirectional meters for solar systems with AMR meters. That success probably influenced the decision to use AMR technology more widely in LESCO’s services.

My Opinion:

I think LESCO’s decision to replace three-phase meters with AMR meters is a positive step towards improving the efficiency and accuracy of electricity billing. Although the initial cost is high for consumers, the long-term benefits of accurate billing and reduced electricity theft make it a worthwhile investment. Embracing modern technology in the power sector can lead to better services and a more reliable electricity supply.