Spokesperson of Ministry of Electricity Ayman Hamza- Archive Photo
CAIRO - 17 October 2017: The Ministry of Electricity will start installing smart meters in households, under the experimental phase, in one year, spokesperson of the Ministry of Electriciry Ayman Hamza told Egypt Today.
Speaking at the sidelines of the British Egyptian Business Association (BEBA) conference to review latest developments of the electricity sector, Hamza said that the experimental phase will be carried out across the six ministry-affiliated power distribution companies.
"The smart meters project will be accompanied by other projects in the infrastructure sector such as establishing computerized control centers, and this will be done through other tenders," Hamza added.
The Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy is planning to convert all 30 million electricity meters for consumers, to smart meters in the next 10 years with LE 60 billion budget.
Divided on phases, the ministry is aiming to install four million smart meters a year until 2027.