Nigeria’s gov plugs metering gap with giveaway of 1m prepaid meters

January 27, 2015
Nigeria will find it "impossible" to meter all electricity customers within the next two years as more than 50% of Nigerians are on estimated billing, said Minister of Power Chinedu Nebo. In an in...

Nigeria imports prepaid meters despite local content wrangle

December 1, 2014
In West Africa, Nigeria's prepaid meter manufacturers continue to rally against foreign imports leaving the investment opportunities for global players unclear and mired in local politics. In a rep...

Itron takes prepay to next level with currency display and contactless top up

November 4, 2014
Washington-based metering giant Itron has launched a currency-based smart payment solution this week, the third new-to-market service in as many weeks. Itron's Centian prepayment meter and prepaymen...

Nigeria partners with Bulgaria’s Incotex to make prepayment meters

October 13, 2014
Bulgarian meter manufacturer Incotex has gained a foothold in the Nigerian pre-paid meter market with a partnership with engineering company Techno Gas and Power, according to local media sources in...

Nigeria’s manufacturers rally against imports of prepayment meters

September 3, 2014
Nigerian manufacturers of prepayment and post-paid meters have again spoken out against international companies trying to enter the local market. During a meeting of local manufacturers to discuss ...

Zimbabwe’s ZESA acts to cut 17% electricity revenue losses

August 5, 2014
In southern Africa, a subsidiary of state-owned utility Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority or ZESA Holdings is taking action to reverse revenue losses of 17 per cent a year, according to local medi...

British Gas wants to take over your home (in a good way)

July 22, 2014
UK dual-fuel energy company British Gas will trial smart prepaid meters and connected boilers as part of a move towards a full connected home offering, according to commercial director Nina Bhatia. ...

Itron to supply UK’s Utilita with fully serviced prepaid electricity meters

July 22, 2014
Global metering manufacturer Itron announced today that Utilita, a supplier of prepayment gas and electricity in the UK, has signed a contract with Itron for a full suite of services in support...