US Consul General Colleen Crenwelge inaugurated a US-funded Smart Grid Integration Testing Lab at WAPDA House under USAID’s Sustainable Energy for Pakistan (SEP) project.
The lab will permit the Pakistan Information Technology Company (PITC) to monitor electricity consumption through smart meters and solitary software system which will perk up access to reliable, affordable electricity across Pakistan.
Consul General Crenwelge said that “The new lab will help PITC and distribution companies monitor consumers’ real-time electricity needs, ensure electricity is delivered where and when it is needed, and guarantee that electricity bills are accurate and fair, Customers should see better service and cheaper electricity in the long run.”
Additional Secretary, Ministry of Energy (Power Division), Munir Azam said, “This solution intended and developed by USAID’s SEP project that will facilitate distribution companies cost-effective deployment of smart meters, increase their market access, and help mobilize investment.”
USAID provides technical and financial assistance to rationalize operations at electricity distribution companies, incline private investment in the energy sector, and help the Pakistani government plan for outlook needs.