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CAIRO - 2 March 2019: The Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy will start within three months implementing a new system aimed at eliminating false meters readings until pre-paid meters are installed in all households in few years.
False readings happen because readers in charge do not check the meters and report the average consumption. In the new system, readers will be provided with devices that only record the reading by scanning the meters.
The first reading scanned will be included in the consumer’s data so as any manipulation will be detected. False readings are expected to disappear by the end of this year due to the new system. The devices will be distributed among readers of Shuaa company in charge of meters readings in Egypt.