‘Smart metering system’: CCoE seeks joint proposal from Power Division, IT ministry

ISLAMABAD: The Cabinet Committee on Energy (CCOE) has sought a joint proposal from the Power Division and the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication on ‘Electricity-Meterless Smart Metering System’.

Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives Minister Asad Umar chaired the CCOE meeting on Thursday.

The Power Division briefed the committee on the latest circular debt situation as well as strategies to arrest the rising debt. It was informed that a management plan was being effectively implemented to minimise the circular debt buildup.

The meeting discussed the proposal forwarded by the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication regarding the Electricity-Meterless Smart Metering System. The CCOE directed the Power Division and IT ministry to hold further deliberations on the proposed design and submit a joint proposal to the CCoE.

Meanwhile, the Petroleum Division proposed setting up a committee to streamline the process for industrial gas connections to Balochistan. The CCoE approved the proposed committee and directed that its recommendations be submitted to CCoE within one month.

Finance Minister Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, Special Assistant to PM on Petroleum Nadeem Babar and Adviser to PM on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood were also present in the meeting.

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