Starting on 2010, SESB is installing electronic meters at customer's premise in stages.
Why confusion exist between Routine Meter Change programme and replacement of meter due to tampering on meter installlation?
Routine Meter Change programme is BAU program that replaces aged meter which is beyond accuracy lifespan. Replcament of meter due to tampering carried out when SESB's meter is tampered with altered or damaged which require replacement of meter. Confusion raised since both activities involved meter replacement in order to get accurate energy consumption.
SESB has a customer database that records which meters have been in service beyond accuracy lifespan.
SESB replaces aged meters (more than accuracy life span) as it may no longer record accurate electricity consumptions. The replacement of aged meter is a utility prudent practice and is in accordance to the Electricity Supply Act 1990 (for accurate billing)