Kenya Power and Lighting launches AMR for large customers


Joseph Njoroge,
Managing Director
Nairobi, Kenya — (METERING.COM) — December 30, 2008 – The Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) has launched an automatic meter reading (AMR) system for its over 4,000 large power customers.

The AMR system is understood to be costing KPLC KSh67 million (US$0.9 million). The large customers account for 63 percent of the company’s business

KPLC managing director and CEO, Joseph Njoroge, was quoted as saying that the system will result in an increase in the frequency of meter reading and a reduction of billing errors, leading to enhanced leading to customer satisfaction. In addition there will be an improvement of power quality and system reliability as frequent reads of power quality will be shared with KPLC customers by its operation and maintenance teams

KPLC will also be in a better position to negotiate with the large power customers when attempting to control loads reaching the thresholds of the system capacity, said Njoroge.