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BL&P top-ups soon

SHAWN CUMBERBATCH, [email protected]

BL&P top-ups soon

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TOPPING UP your electricity could become as common as topping up credit on cellphones.

The Barbados & Light and Power (BL&P) is moving to implement a $43 million smart meter initiative, having installed 1 500 of the devices in what it considered a successful pilot programme. The company will introduce the meters island-wide over the next three years.

And, pending Fair Trading Commission approval and its own feasibility assessments, the company will also introduce pre-paid electricity service, managing director Roger Blackman announced recently. Such services are already available in Jamaica and Dominica.

He was speaking to the media at BL&P’s Christie Building, The Garrison, during a Let’s Talk session. (SC)

Please read the full story in today’s Saturday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.