Azerbaijan, Baku / corr Trend / More than 12,000 electric meters were installed in the area which the company Sumgayitelektrikshebeka covers, an electricity network of Sumgait, the company said.
So far, 82.7% of subscribers have been provided with meters. Though three or four months ago the collection of electricity charges did not exceed 45% and payment to Azerenerji for energy supply comprised 39%, presently this figure comprises 80% and 100% respectively.
The network also faces several other problems. There is no electricity network of 0.4 KV in new houses, used in the settlements. Presently, all efforts of Sumgayitelectrikshebeka are being directed at installing an electricity network in this territory.
The installation of meters will be complete by the end of 2007. Equipment was purchased from Russia and CIS member-countries in the amount of AZN 4.2mln.