Grinpal]Pretoria, South Africa and New Delhi, India --- (METERING.COM) --- May 29, 2008 - Saab Grintek's integrated energy supply subsidiary, Grinpal Energy Management, has started with the installation of the first smart meters in New Delhi, India. The first project began in Tata, where the company is targeting 500 000 installations by 2010. The company said the reason it took almost two years to begin meter installations is that they had to familiarize the Indian distributors with the PLC AMR/prepaid system.
The provisions of the Philippine’s Anti-Pilferage Act of 1994 allow electric distribution companies to use one percent of the power they purchase from generation companies, and to pass on the cost to consumers. Meralco points out that every business includes its electricity consumption as part of its operating expenses, which are passed on to customers, and believes this should be applied to Meralco too, even if its business is the provision of electric power.
The first is the DLMS OPC Server with DA 3.0 dupport with multi-channel and multi-device capabilities. The product is conformant to the latest version of OPC (V3.0).
The OPC Server supports the COSEM/HDLC profile for serial/optical channels (with Mode E switchover included), HDLC parameter negotiation, multi-mode addressing, two authentication levels, logical and short name referencing, LN and SN services, block transfer and selective access and more.
Energy theft is a recurring problem – in 2007 the distribution company said it had identified 80,000 cases, which did not include meter readings that were falsified with the assistance of utility employees. It points out that when energy is not paid for the company is not recovering its costs, and thus is unable to invest in new infrastructure, with regular power cuts the result.
The CGRF was established by India’s distribution companies in 2003 as a vehicle for responding to customer complaints. The latest figures cover the number of complaints received by the CGRF since it began operating in August 2004. While the complaints body has been successful in resolving a number of issues, it seems that energy customers are still convinced that the electronic meters installed to prevent tampering are not recording accurately.
[img:emeter_0.jpg| ]San Mateo, CA, U.S.A., and Noida, India --- (METERING.COM) --- May 5, 2008 – eMeter Corporation, a provider of meter data management (MDM) enterprise software to electric, gas, and water utilities, has recently opened new offices in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India. eMeter now has offices in North America, Australia, and India.
"The 12,000-square-foot building was opened in response to growing interest and demand for eMeter's core product – EnergyIP™ - an enterprise MDM software platform," said Naren Prasad, Chief Product Architect, eMeter Corporation; and Chief Managing Director, eMeter India Pvt. Ltd. "The initial response to our presence in the region has been very exciting, and I am delighted that we are able to extend our talented engineering team and continue to hire the best people.”
[img:craig-boundy_0_1.jpg| ]Craig Boundy has been appointed to the position of Chief Executive Global Operations at Logica, the European IT and business services company. Boundy will also join Logica’s Executive Committee.
He will be responsible for the management of Logica’s blended delivery programme, consolidating tools and processes across the business and managing the company’s offshore centers, currently based in India, the Philippines and Morocco. He will report to Logica’s CEO, Andy Green.