ZETDC recently said it had completed deploying about 611 000 prepaid meters to domestic premises and smaller institutions countrywide. THE Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission Distribution Company (ZETDC) will soon roll out installation of electricity smart meters under a pilot project involving 4 000 smart meters this year. The Financial Gazette has learnt that the power utility has engaged Engelec Zimbabwe, which will invest about $130 million towards the installation of electricity smart meters. It is expected to complete the project by the end of next year. Smart meters are gaining popularity worldwide as they provide consumers with “near real time” information on their energy consumption and communicate wirelessly with energy providers. The power utility is able to remotely…