Arizona Public Service, Iberdrola, and North Delhi Power win Edison Awards

[img:Kuhn.jpg|Thomas R. Kuhn,
President,
EEI
]Washington, DC, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- June 19, 2008 – In recognition of innovative leadership and operational excellence in the electric industry, the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) has named Arizona Public Service, Iberdrola, S.A., and North Delhi Power Limited as winners of the Edison Award, the industry’s highest honor. Arizona Public Service (APS) is this year’s domestic winner, while Iberdrola and North Delhi Power both received the international award.

Indian government buildings fitted with pay-as-you-go meters

[img:prepayment%20%28Custom%29_0.jpg| ]New Delhi, India --- (METERING.COM) --- June 18, 2008 – Many government departments are in arrears with their electricity bills to the tune of thousands of rupees, and distribution companies are installing pay-as-you-go (or prepayment) meters in an attempt to boost revenue collection.

A directive was issued in June last year making it compulsory for government buildings with an electricity load of less than 45 KW to convert their existing meters to prepayment meters, and about 800 such buildings have already gone through the conversion process.

Collaboration provides a cost effective solution for AMM markets

[img:didier_dutronc_0.jpg|Didier Dutronc,
President,
Wavecom Asia-
Pacific, Ltd.
]Issy-les-Moulineaux, France and Singapore, Asia --- (METERING.COM) --- June 17, 2008 – Wavecom SA, a provider of industrial wireless technology, has announced a collaboration with EDMI Limited, a manufacturer of AMI systems, for launching advanced metering infrastructure to markets in Australia and New Zealand.

Independent body to test meters when customers complain

[img:India%20flag%202.thumbnail.gif| ]Bangalore, India --- (METERING.COM) --- June 13, 2008 – Many electric customers in India have voiced complaints that the new electronic meters being deployed in the country are faulty, so the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has appointed the Central Power Research Institute (CPRI), an autonomous body, to test meters when complaints are received. Customers believe that the meters run fast, and the DERC is keen to appoint an impartial body to establish whether or not this is the case.

Tender for Energy Meters – New Delhi; Closing date June 19,...

Company: India Tourism Development Corporation Limited
Country: New Delhi
Product/Service
: Tender for Energy Meters
Type: Tender
Closing Date
: June 19, 2008
Reference
: TRAD 1747

Supply of Electronic Energy Meters – Lakshadweep; Closing date June 16,...

Company: Electricity Department, U.T. Of Lakshadweep
Country: Lakshadweep, India
Product/Service
: Tender for the Supply of Electronic Energy Meters
Type: Tender
Closing Date
: June 16, 2008
Reference
: TRAD 1746

Customers will have their meter deposits refunded

[img:ecuna.thumbnail.jpg|Elpi Cuna Jr.,
Vice President for
Corporate Communication,
Meralco
]Manila, The Philippines --- (METERING.COM) --- June 9, 2008 – Customers of the Manila Electric Company will have the deposits they have paid for their electric meters refunded, and no deposits will be levied in future, according to a statement made by Meralco Vice President for Corporate Communication Elpi Cuna, Jr. According to him, “Meralco has ceased charging the meter deposit since the Magna Carta for residential electricity consumers and the DSOAR (non-residential customers) were implemented.

Latching relay for three phase electric energy meters

By Shicai Xie

Latching relay1
Figure 1 – Schematic of traditional
electric meter

Zhejiang Prestige Electronic Co., Ltd is a leader in the development of electric meter components in China. In the relay area, the company possesses an experienced R&D team, with the technical principal a senior expert who has been involved in latching relay research for 45 years. In order to develop a latching relay that meets the requirement of the three phase electric meter with high performance and to solve the technical problems, Prestige Electronics invested significant capital in the world’s first modularised magnetic latching relay, along with reserved intellectual property rights. The project was strongly supported through the product development stage by a leading electric power meter manufacturer in China. The performance, reliability and security achieve the level U3 of the standard IEC62055-31, as tested by the Chinese authoritative laboratory certification organisation. Advantages of the product include:

Utilisation of AMR technologies in China

By Lv Haitang and Lin Dusheng

The rapid development of modern electronics and network technologies is contributing to the continuous improvement of various AMR solutions, among which power line communication (PLC), RS 485, and radio frequency (RF) are the most commonly used technologies.

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PLC was the first AMR technology applied in China. There are two main PLC technologies – spread spectrum communication (SSC) and orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM), of which SSC is the more widely used. The SSC16 series chips have been developed domestically based on SSC technology. The chips feature the following advantages:

Indian electricity metering – dumb to smart meters – the journey...

[img:Sundar%20Rao.JPG| ]By Sundar Rao

To accomplish this task, many policy initiatives have been introduced by the government, particularly in the form of power reforms such as deregulation, The Electricity Act 2003, APDRP (Accelerated Power Development Reforms Programme), RGGY (Rajiv Gandhi Rural Electrification scheme). As per CEA (Central Electricity Authority) regulation 2006, all new meter installations must use electronic meters; electromechanical meters are only acceptable in the case of replacements.

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