UMEME turns to prepaid meters


Kampala, Uganda — (METERING.COM) — September 23, 2008 – Uganda power distributor UMEME and the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) are planning to introduce prepaid meters for national grid power consumers.

UMEME corporate communication manager Robert Kisubi was quoted as saying that prepayment had been discussed with the ERA and the energy ministry, and that a pilot project is in the planning stage.

UMEME is currently installing a new billing system, which is understood to be compatible with a prepayment system.