Minister for Power Khurram Dastgir Khan has inaugurated $ 95 million Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) project for around one million consumers of Rawalpindi in the territorial jurisdiction of Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESC). The project is subjected to help to eliminate theft by improving electricity delivery. As energy industry has always been in need of modern technology, the government of Pakistan has started AMI project in all Discos in collaboration with ADB; IESCO’s AMI is a big project in the country and other companies should learn from it. Moreover, the federal government is planning to shift government buildings on solar power, adding that different solar projects are ongoing in different parts of Pakistan for low-cost electricity.
As the instructions has been issued to all Discos to shift the meters of commercial, agricultural, bulk consumers, as well as, high loss feeders and transformers to AMI meters, this will produce fruitful results in the coming days. Seconding the instructions of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, all possible efforts are being made to reduce the price of electricity so that maximum relief can be given to the consumers. Moreover, the government is going to bid for 600-MW of solar power projects by the end of this month or in December to replace the expensive power plants with cheaper power generation sources.