20 August 2019 - Emfuleni Local Municipality (ELM) has noted with concern recent reports about smart meters, the termination of the BXC SA contract with ELM, and the measures intended to deal with interim transitional arrangements. The reports have been characterized by some misinformation which necessitated that ELM provides this statement to provide facts.
The smart meters were procured by ELM from BXC SA in terms of a Public Private Partnership Agreement (PPPA) that was signed by both parties on or around 02 December 2013. In terms of the PPPA, BXC SA was to install 66 000 electricity single phase meters, 5 100 electricity three phase meters and 83 123 water meters. To date, approximately 7 000 electricity meters have been installed, but no water meters have been installed by BXC SA.