St. Kitts Adopting Smart Meters

St. Kitts Adopting Smart Meters


In an interview with SKNVibes Business SKELEC’s communications official Gawain Fraites, explains, “Going forward, we would be implementing smart meters. Now, these smart meters do two things; they read themselves, but not only read themselves, but update themselves. They would update us regularly but they would also update the users as well. So at any given point of the day, the user can log into the website and see how much they burn at any given time of the day. For example, between 10 and 12 I burn 10 kilowatts. Actually, we have a home calculator whereby you can plug in your appliances, how long they run and you would get an approximate figure of how many units, how many consumption hours that these equipment work.”

Fraites reports that SKELEC plans to start the pilot project in mid May and all residential meters will be replaced over the next few years, with a tentative completion date of 2017.

“But that’s where we are heading and that will help a lot in the consumption of energy, not just for the consumers but for SKELEC as well.” He also told SKNVibes Business that the new meters will help prevent energy losses thereby shaving “off the cost of producing energy.”

Saint Kitts (also known more formally as Saint Christopher Island) is an island in the West Indies. The Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis, located in the Leeward Islands, is a federal two-island country in the West Indies and the smallest sovereign state in the Americas.

 

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