Panama City, Panama — (METERING.COM) — April 16, 2013 – Panama City utility Gas Natural Fenosa has expanded its prepayment metering deployment following its experience gained with the first year of the project.
Phase 1 was launched in January 2012 in the district of Curundú, in coordination with the national Ministry of Housing. A total of 788 meters were installed in apartments, buildings, kiosks and shops, benefitting more than three thousand people.
The project is now being extended to more than 200 families in the Brooklincito area. It is also planned to extend it to some areas of Arraiján and Chorrera.
The metering system is being provided by Landis+Gyr and comprises a split system with an externally mounted meter and an in-home unit to enable users to monitor and recharge their supply. The tariff is the same as that for post-paid consumption, and recharge is via a 20-digit code purchased from an authorized sales center.
Gas Natural Fenosa’s prepaid system is the first to be implemented in Panama. With its implementation the company is reaffirming its commitment to bring energy to all Panamanians adapting it to the needs of customers by promoting efficient use of energy and incorporating technology and innovation, said a statement.