Lahore, Pakistan --- (METERING.COM) --- June 30, 2009 - Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO) is investing untiring human and financial efforts in research and development to introduce modern technology in strengthening and upgrading its systems, the company has announced.

Innovation and creativity-based research, blended with the global trends and practices, is being conducted in various distribution companies of PEPCO to make the best use of technological advancements in the power sector and to strengthen the power distribution system and improve its related services, the company says in a statement.

For example the Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO), one of the distribution companies of PEPCO, has undertaken various projects successfully, including the automatic meter reading (AMR) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) projects, which together will lead to an improvement in performance in supplying electricity to customers.

The AMR project involves a state of the art computer networking-based system enabling the distribution companies to control and execute connection and disconnection procedures from the head office. Consumption can be monitored to detect electricity theft and also ensure accurate billing.

The ERP project will establish a network linking the departmental offices, field offices and stores to enable the managers take prompt decisions and execute tasks expeditiously.