The Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy of Egypt is preparing to end the era of printing its monthly electricity bills and save millions of pounds in printing costs by relying on modern technology and issuing electronic bills by 2023. Recently, the ministry has launched many new applications in the billing and collection system from subscribers, providing high quality services to citizens.
Ayman Hamza, the ministry’s spokesperson, revealed that the billing system incorporates the latest electronic technologies that are difficult to penetrate or manipulate, protecting the state and its citizens from data breach.
Hamza explained that the idea of manipulating citizens’ monthly consumption has become non-existent as the electronic programmes that are used to record electricity meter readings, whether conventional or prepaid, are tamper-proof. He also added that the ministry is keen to communicate with all subscribers at various levels and work in solving issues by introducing high-quality new electronic applications.
The digitized and modern services are also aimed at creating an inclusive society with an appropriate environment, so as to empower people of determination to fully enjoy an independent life, and enable them to obtain government services with ease.
Hamza confirmed that the ministry is in the process of putting a stop to the printing of monthly electricity consumption bills, after providing the latest electronic payment methods and supplying a total of 7,900 smart Android payment machines which will be distributed to the nine electricity distribution companies nationwide. He further added that bill collectors, using the Android point-of-sale (POS) machines, a simple touch screen billing machine, can accept multiple methods of payments from customers.