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Mogalakwena Muni announces transition to prepaid power

With over 10 million prepaid meters already in use, the South African prepaid metering market is projected to maintain stable growth.

MOKOPANE – The Mogalakwena Municipality has confirmed a rising demand for alternative power sources in the energy industry, and announced that both residential and commercial consumers are increasingly shifting from conventional postpaid metering to prepaid metering.

This transition aligns with the national directive to move all Eskom and municipal electricity metering systems to prepaid.

With over 10 million prepaid meters already in use, the South African prepaid metering market is projected to maintain stable growth, expanding at a minimum compound annual growth rate of 6.5% until 2027.

Unlike postpaid systems where utilities bill customers at the end of the billing period based on actual usage, prepaid metering requires customers to pay in advance for their energy consumption. This method improves revenue collection and reduces bad debt.

In light of these developments, the Mogalakwena Municipality has begun installing free prepaid meters for property owners throughout the municipality.

To ensure a smooth transition, residents are requested to cooperate with municipal employees responsible for the installations.

“The community’s cooperation and assistance will be instrumental in ensuring a seamless transition to these new systems,” the municipality said in a statement.

The municipality expressed gratitude to the community for their anticipated cooperation and emphasised their commitment to enhancing services for the benefit of all Mogalakwena residents. For any questions or further assistance, residents are encouraged to contact the municipality directly.

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