The City will roll out its alternative metering system to replace the TUMS smart meter from 1 March 2019. The Gauteng High Court set aside the roll-out of the smart meter project called Security of Revenue in October 2018.
Residents of Boardwalk Meander will be first on the replacement list and technicians will commence with the disconnection and removal of the smart current meters and reconnection of City of Tshwane meters on 1 March.
Through the alternative metering system the Municipality will take over the administration of the 13 000 meters that have been managed by TUMS. The TUMS smart meters had been installed at approximately 6 500 large power users (LPUs) and 6 500 small power users (SPUs) by the time the roll-out was discontinued.
It is expected that the replacement of all 13 000 meters will be completed at the end of June 2019.
Consumers can rest assured that their data and historical transaction history have been retrieved for transfer to the new alternative metering system.