Kuala Lumpur, 23 August 2021 – More than 600,000 Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) customers will become smart meter users by the end of this year after the installation project, which was suspended due to the enforcement of the Movement Control Order (MCO) 3.0, resumes.
Smart meter installation works resume on 1 August 2021 following the approval from the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (KeTSA), after it was postponed due to the total lockdown since June 2021.
TNB Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Project Director, Ir Mohamed Ghous Ahmad said the focus will be given to making sure that SOPs like social distancing and the use of face masks are adhered at all times.
“The smart meter installation at this early phase will focus on high-rise buildings with management bodies, that are located in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Putrajaya and Cyberjaya to ensure the adherence to social distancing in the effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. To ensure the safety of contractors and customers, the installation will be carried out with strict compliance with the SOPs set by the National Security Council (NSC).”
As of 30 June 2021, 1.22 million TNB customers have had the smart meters installed in Klang Valley and Melaka. Mohamed Ghous also mentioned that as the installation works resume, the number of smart meter users will increase to more than 1.8 million by the end of 2021.
– Construction+ Online