As part of the government’s campaign for smart prepayment metering system, Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board (BREB) has undertaken a plan to install 89 lakh meters within its jurisdiction.
“We have so far installed 11,10,568 smart prepayment meters across the country,” said an official at BREB.
He said some 39 lakh smart prepayment meters out of the 89 lakh will be installed by the next three years with its own and government’s finance.
The BREB installed 7 lakh smart prepayment meters under the Annual Development Programme (ADP) project of 10 lakh meters installation in 2019-2020.
According to BREB information, the total number of consumers under BREB is 2.89 crore. The BREB will construct 30,000 kilometers new distribution line and provide 6 lakh new electricity connections during the FY 21.
It will also provide training to officials and employees at least 60 hours aimed at making efficient manpower of the BREB. The BREB has a target to launch e-services to consumers.