Tenaga to roll out AMR units


Tenaga3Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia—(METERING.COM)—June 30, 2006 – Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), the national utility company of Malaysia, has announced that it will be replacing 60,000 manual meter reading units with automatic meter reading (AMR) units over the next three years.

TNB President and Chief Executive Officer, Datuk Che Khalib Mohamad Noh, stated that the new electricity meters provide accuracy through an improved overview of daily consumption, thereby giving customers better control of their use of electricity and permitting saving of electricity.

The roll-out follows an initial test phase of 1,500 AMR units and is intended for TNB’s large bulk consumers who account for some two-thirds, or $0.3 billion, of the company’s approximately $0.4 billion monthly revenue.

Che Khalib said that the new meters should save TNB up to $2.7 million a month, assuming that the accuracy of meter reading is improved by only 1 percent.