Prepayment Installations – Innovations for improved safety and sustainability for rural electrification


Conference: Metering Africa 2001
Location: Accra, Ghana
Presenter: Roland Hill
Abstract: In this paper Hill explains the spread of prepayment as an effective metering model whilst showing how it fosters sustainability and increased safety in rural areas. In particular he focusses on electricity meter terminology, categories of prepayment meters, meter price myopia, additional rural requirements, meters vs. installations, the electricity supply unit, improved human interface, new token definitions, multi-tariff capability, the feedback token, the service control token and recommendations.