After a hiatus due to Movement Control Orders, Tenaga Nasional will pick pace on its smart meter conversion with more than 600,000 customers to receive their replacement by end of the year.
Work has started since beginning of the month 2021 following the approval from the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources this resumption will give the projected target of 600,000 possible barring any further unseen circumstances. TNB Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Project Director, Ir. Mohamed Ghous Ahmad added that for now the focus on smart meter installation at this early phase will be on high-rise buildings with management bodies, that are located in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Putrajaya, and Cyberjaya and the team will ensure the adherence to social distancing in the effort to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
TNB has targets to chance all meters in the country to Smart Meters, with the addition this year, total users will increase to more than 1.8 million by the end of 2021. As of now 1.22 million customers have had the smart meters installed in Klang Valley and Melaka with the rest of Peninsula yet to receive theirs. With the new meters customers will be able to monitor and managing their electricity consumption through the myTNB portal and app with more features to follow suit in the near future.
Currently they can also track their usage pattern in RM or kilowatthour (kWh), view the current consumption notification by end of the billing cycle as well as keeping a tab of the impact of their energy usage on the environment. In essence the system will allow users to manage their own consumption and keep control of how energy they want to use.