The Smart Grid (SG) project, under which these advanced digital meters will be supplied, is part of the authority’s SG Initiative to provide upgraded meters.

Consolidate Utility Services general manager John M Benavente anticipated that advanced SG meters will provide daily energy consumption information to customers by this time next year.

"SG meter technology will also provide accurate energy consumption, outage information and location as well as voltage quality to customers and GPA – the rollout of SG meters into the field is the first important step in this process," Benavente added.

"Customers will only have to ensure that the location of their GPA meter(s) is accessible and cleared of obstruction(s)."

The GPA has authorized SG meter installation contractor, APEX to install meters for customers with prior intimation.