State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid said on Thursday that smart grid and GIS technology will ensure uninterrupted power supply.
"Our election pledge was to provide electricity supply to every house. For this distribution system is being improved," he told the inaugural function of Smart Pre-Payment Meter Installation in Magura through video conference.
West Zone Power Distribution Company initiated the programme for installation of smart pre-paid meter in the district town, said a press release.
Nasrul Hamid said smart prepayment meters will encourage consumers to save electricity. He directed officials concerned to use new friendly technology in power sector involving the consumers.
He said that the number of subscribers in Magura is 32,800 and the initial target for installation of the proposed pre-paid meters is 15,150.
Deputy Commissioner Dr Ashraful Alam presided over the function while Advocate Saifuzzaman Shikhar, MP, Power Secretary Dr Sultan Ahmed, and Managing Director of the West Zone Power Distribution Company Md Shafiq Uddin joined the virtual conference.