R28 Million Allocated Towards Metering to Improve Revenue Collection

The huge chunk of R28 million budget allocated to the city’s Energy department will provide stability and protection for the revenue stream from sales of electricity by addressing meter related issues contributing to revenue losses.

The budget allocated will be used to install protective structures into which the meters are installed. Protective structures are strengthened and meter enclosures are designed to prevent unauthorised persons accessing meters installed within them.

These protective structures prevent meters from being bypassed and tampered with.

Correct metering of electricity supplied to customers is vital for revenue collection. Revenue losses are incurred where customers have tampered with their meter or bypassed their meter as well as where meters are faulty, incorrectly configured or a meter is not in place. It is thus vital to ensure that all connections to customers are correctly metered to ensure that the revenue stream from electricity sales is protected.