Bengaluru: The Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (BESCOM) said on Tuesday July 26 that it has started replacing old electromechanical metres in the city with user-friendly digital metres that would inform the user about voltage fluctuations, usage patterns, and other information.
Presently, the digital device language message specification (DLMS) static metres are being installed in the BESCOM divisions of Rajajinagar, Rajarajeshwarinagar, Whitefield, and Indiranagar. The replacement work started in the first week of July, informed officials.
According to sources, the project cost to install digital metres is Rs. 285.16 Crore. The three-phase metre will cost R.s 2,312 as opposed to the single-phase meter’s Rs. 934 Crore. At each division, metre outlets will be set up to provide new customers with digital metres.