Most prepaid electricity meters users in South Africa are being short-changed because they are not calibrated to the country’s standards.
This is the assertion by Energy Expert, Tshepo Kgadima. It comes as some electricity meters require a software update before the end of November next year.
If it’s not updated, it will stop accepting new prepaid credit tokens. About 10 million prepaid meters are active in South Africa.
Kgadima says this is an issue that impacts both Eskom and local municipalities. He adds that because the meters have not been calibrated according to the South African National Accreditation Systems, issues of accuracy of measuring electricity usage will arise.