Power Dept To Install 70,000 Smart Meters In City

The electricity department in Panaji, Goa will install 70,000 smart electricity meters in the jurisdiction of division-I, under Smart Panaji City initiative, on a pilot basis in the next 6 months. Meanwhile, GED Connect, an android mobile app for electricity consumers, aims at providing e-payment facility through mobile application to 6.17 lakhs consumers. It was also informed that around 1 Lakh electricity consumers have registered on mobile app. The app, which has been developed by RECPDCL and their technology partner Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd, has key features like access bill details, payment/consumption history from mobile device and pay your bill on the move besides facility of tracking complaint regarding power supply at the Call Centre. It will also provide notification through SMS for the planned shutdown and services once mobile number of consumers is registered on app.