By; AMOS TAUNA, Kaduna
The much anticipated Hi-tech smart energy meters for electricity users within the franchise area of Kaduna Electric shall be deployed very soon.
The Head, Energy Meters and new Connections of the Company, Engineer Aliyu Abbas Abdullahi disclosed this at the opening session of a five day training programme jointly organized by the Company and Elsewedy Electric of Egypt for the metering engineers and installers of Kaduna Electric in Kaduna today.
Engineer Abbas Abdullahi announced that the first consignment of about 100,000 meters ordered by Kaduna Electric has arrived the country, hence the training to properly equip the company’s meters engineers and installers with all necessary and requisite knowledge on the “installation, maintenance and operations” of the meters.
According to him, “These are smart meters equipped with globally accepted standard that enable them work with any energy metering hard and soft ware.”
He appealed to the Company’s customers who shall be the ultimate beneficiaries of the new meters to support the Company by taking proper care of the meters when installed announcing that the meters has undergone painstaking quality assurance tests both in Egypt and in Nigeria.
An engineer with Elsewedy Electric of Egypt, the manufacturer of the meters, Engineer Mina Samir Istafanous revealed that the meters are of high quality standard that can work with any energy metering configuration. He disclosed some of the features of the meters to include STS standard, AMR capability, 12 months memory/data storage capability, ability to change maximum and minimum power limit, among others.
Engineer Mina Samir assured Kaduna Electric and its customers of the reliability, durability and ruggedness of the meters.