Lahore, Pakistan — (METERING.COM) — July 7, 2006 – The Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO) has announced that it will install computerized electricity meters in Liberty, a compact commercial area in the city of Lahore.
Shopkeepers and residents of Liberty have reacted positively to LESCO’s plan, saying it was good for consumers. Liberty Market Association Chairman Safdar Ali Butt said, “It’s good if LESCO is installing computerized meters, but the important thing is for the plan to be given practical shape.” Liberty Market Association Vice Chairman Rizwan Shamsi added, “Excessive billing is a common practice and if LESCO is taking measures to prevent this from occurring it is welcomed.”
LESCO sources said that the plan was part of a pilot project to assist the company in dealing with complaints of excessive billing and other market related problems.
LESCO Chief, Akram Arain commented that if the project is successful it will be continued.
LESCO last year installed 160,000 energy saving meters and this year plans to install a further 175,000 meters.