Govan Mbeki Municipality will soon install the first 6 000 smart electricity meters.
These smart meters are at the top of the municipality’s list as solutions to curb the electricity theft and losses.
The municipality will first target 2 000 businesses considered as large power users in the municipal area and 4 000 households that are still on conventional electricity meters.
This action is part of phase one of the project which is targeted to be completed by the end of August.
An audit will be conducted from 19 June, targeting these 2 000 businesses.
“The service provider will be identified through the letter of instruction from the Municipality during this audit,” said Bheki Khubeka, Acting Head of Marketing and Communications at Govan Mbeki Municipality.