The Kaduna Electric Distribution Company has launched a software called “Automated Reading Meter” with the aim of solving challenges of meter tampering and energy theft in different forms, Spark reports.
The software is deployed for Maximum Demand customers in order to have a holistic view of any activity that takes place on the meter. The Head Information and Communication Technology, Yasir Abdusalam, said Kaduna Electric is the second to deploy this technology and that it had a comprehensive monitoring advantage.
Abdusalam said: “This is a feat that we must give ourselves credit for because the business has haemorrhaged from constant energy theft which has led to a great loss of revenue. The ARM is designed to address issues of energy theft arising from looping, meter/ feeder bypass or any illegal activity. Once this happens we will be notified in the head office.”
Source: Energy Mix Report