DPDC launched prepaid meters
Dhaka Power Distribution Company (DPDC) launched prepaid power meters for domestic consumers on 1st June, 2014. State minister for power, energy and mineral resources Nasrul Hamid launched the company’s prepaid meters project.
Through the pilot project, 5,000 single-phase prepaid metres are being installed under the Azimpur Network Operation and Customer Services division on the first phase. The pilot project covers Dayra Sharif, Eden College, Salimullah orphanage, government quarters and adjacent areas of Azimpur. Another 5,000 traditional metres will be replaced by prepaid ones by September.
DPDC and Bangladesh Diesel Plant Limited, a commercial enterprise under the management of Bangladesh Army, is implementing the project.
Consumer will have to buy a ‘smart card’ from the Network Operation and Customer Services and deposit an amount against the card. The card then needs to be inserted into the prepaid meter’s slot to commence supply. DPDC will establish 36 vending stations to sell and recharge cards. Power supply will automatically be suspended if the credit deposited against the card is exhausted.
Electricity plays a vital role in developing economy of a country in many ways. Dhaka Power Distribution Company Limited (DPDC) is the largest power distribution company in Bangladesh. As a part of the Power Sector Development and Reform program of the Government of Bangladesh (GOB) Dhaka Power Distribution Company Limited (DPDC) had been incorporated on 25th October, 2005 under the Company Act 1994 with an authorized share capital of Tk. 10,000 (ten thousand) crore divided into 100 (One Hundred) crore ordinary share of Tk. 100 each.