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.
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.
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.
Country: New Delhi
Product/Service: Tender for Energy Meters
Closing Date: June 19, 2008
Reference: TRAD 1747
Country: Lakshadweep, India
Product/Service: Tender for the Supply of Electronic Energy Meters
Closing Date: June 16, 2008
Reference: TRAD 1746
Vice President for
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.
By Shicai Xie
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:
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.
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:
[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.