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(From Business Times (Malaysia))
Byline: Rupinder Singh
TENAGA Nasional Bhd (TNB) will spend RM50 million to replace its manual meter reading units with 60,000 units of automatic meter reading (AMR) units in the next three years.
The national utility company has already installed 1,500 AMR units on a trial basis so far this year.
AMR, which utilises Global System for Mobile communication (GSM) technology, automatically collects data from energy metering devices and transfers that data to a central database for billing and analysing.
This means that billing can be based on actual consumption rather than on an estimate based on …