Smart Prepaid Meter Installed in Bihar | 16 Mar 2024

Why in News?

Recently, the North Bihar Power Distribution Company Limited (NBPDCL) reached the milestones of the fastest 10 lakh Smart Prepaid Meter (SPM) installation in Muzaffarpur and Motihari Circles.

Key Points

  • The 10 lakh SPMs in both Muzaffarpur and Motihari Circles were installed in a record 14 months.
  • The NBPDCL also accomplished the feat of saturation of the first rural division of Muzaffarpur Urban-2 Division.
    • This means that 100% of households in the Muzaffarpur Urban-2 Division are covered by the SPM.

Prepaid Smart Meters

  • These are the new generation of energy meters that are used to record electricity consumption in real time.
  • As they are connected to the internet, users and utilities can easily track and monitor electricity usage and get accurate bills.
  • Their remote meter reading capabilities completely eliminate the need for manual inspection, making them highly efficient and convenient.