Smart metering and the need for advanced data management

Conference: Metering, Billing/CRM India
Location: Mumbai, India
Presenter: Wayne Van Eyk
Abstract: Presented by Wayne Van Eyk at Metering, Billing/CRM India

This presentation looks at where we have come from and what the future has in store for us with Advanced Data Management. AMI, AMR, and MDM has many different tasks and goals as it emerges in different markets around the world. We can see the challenges from our existing systems and environments and how our needs, and the knowledge we collectively have gained, will shape the way that Advanced Data Management meets our strategic plans.

The concrete benefits of smart metering evident after 5 years of...

Conference: Metering, Billing/CRM India
Location: Mumbai, India
Presenter: Fabio Borghese
Abstract: Presented by Fabio Borghese at Metering, Billing/CRM India

Keynote: Challenges in distribution and privatization

Conference: Metering, Billing/CRM India
Location: Mumbai, India
Presenter: S. Padmanabhan
Abstract: Presented by S. Padmanabhan at Metering, Billing/CRM India

Metering scenario: Current trends – from metering philosophy to future IT...

Conference: Metering, Billing/CRM India
Location: Mumbai, India
Presenter: P. K. Kognolkar
Abstract: Presented by P. K. Kognolkar at Metering, Billing/CRM India

With the deregulation of electricity market and power trading, energy meters have gained important as not only from the point of revenue realization but also the quantum of useful data that can be derived from modern metering. The energy meter is becoming a good information source. If these data used properly, lot of utility functions can be simplified & thus provides scope for value added services like demand side management, energy conservation, planning for expanding distribution networks and so on.   This is further lead to creation many independent business process like meter reading services, meter data management (MDM), energy auditing and accounting services  and so on.

The present day energy meters have provision to collect and store locally number of parameters, which are useful for utilities in planning or expanding distribution network, pilferage detection and control etc.   If these data get transmitted to utility’s billing & energy auditing headquarters economically, maximum benefit can be derived from meter data apart from billing. This can be implemented by automatic remote reading of energy meters using various communication mediums.   

The automatic reading of energy meter from consumer premises where meter located to billing and energy auditing headquarters involves various stages of communication links.  The most crucial stage is between energy meters located at consumer premises to first level of data concentrator where many meter readings data get logged for a given area of service.

To implement effective system of AMR /AMI, it requires well defined specifications for metering and associated system which includes the basic meter itself, communication system, interoperability, Energy accounting and billing software with   proper HMI and various report generating capabilities.  Over specifying or under specifying for the system implementation always lead to time and cost over run. 

In this presentation a review of Metering philosophy and practice in present and future, futuristic AMR / AMI concepts for Indian utilities, role of communication & IT technologies in metering, standards and interoperability issues and new business models are discussed.

Metering, Billing/CRM India: Conference Program 2008

Metering, Billing/CRM India

14 October - 16 October 2008

Conference Program Day 1

Tuesday 14 October 2008

Opening session: 1.1.1

The changing utility environment in India
Chairman: Devender Singh, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Power, India

Meralco set to refund meter deposits

[img:Philippine.thumbnail.jpg| ]Manila, Philippines --- (METERING.COM) --- October 6, 2008 - The Manila Electric Company (Meralco) has confirmed that it plans to refund meter deposits for eligible residential, commercial and industrial customers from November 1.

The first group to receive its refund, with an average amount of P800 (US$17) per account, will be the residential customers, starting with those with the lowest consumption (less than 100 kWh per month). The customer base will then be expanded to those in higher consumption brackets until such time that corporate accounts and other non-residential accounts will be processed.

New company to manufacture meters in Sri Lanka

[img:sri%20lanka.thumbnail.jpg| ]Colombo, Sri Lanka --- (METERING.COM) --- October 3, 2008 - The first meter manufacturing company in Sri Lanka, Ante Leco Metering Company, is about to start manufacturing electricity meters in the country.

Ante Leco Metering, established earlier in the year as a 70:30 joint venture between the Lanka Electric Company (LECO) and the Ante Meter Company of China, is investing over Rs. 100 million (US$0.9 million) in the factory, which will be opened on Sunday.

ICTs could play a driving role in smart grids and carbon...

[img:Climate_0.gif| ]London, U.K. and Delhi, India --- (METERING.COM) --- September 19, 2008 - Information and communication technologies (ICTs) could play a major role in reducing global greenhouse gas emissions through enabling reductions in other sectors, in particular smart grids, according to a recent study by the Climate Group.

With the potential to reduce 2.03 GtCO2e globally by 2020, smart grid technologies were found to offer the largest opportunity among those identified where ICT could play a driving role in reducing emissions.

Sri Lanka power utilities to start net metering

[img:sri%20lanka.thumbnail.jpg| ]Colombo, Sri Lanka --- (METERING.COM) --- September 16, 2008 - Sri Lanka's power distributors are to start net metering enabling customers who generate limited amounts of renewable energy to export to the national grid.

A note to cabinet said the proposal would encourage customers to generate their own electricity through renewable sources of power such as solar, hydro or biomass in their own premises. Customers would be paid cash for excess power over a metering period (usually a month) but they would be able to carry the excess power forward to be used in the future.

Taking the pain out of paying energy bills

[img:India%20flag%202.thumbnail.gif| ]Gurgaon, India --- (METERING.COM) --- September 1, 2008 – Customers of Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) are benefiting from improved billing methods introduced by the utility, easing the pain of paying for their electricity consumption. During the month of September DHBVN will deploy electronic machines that accept meter readings and generate bills immediately, in the presence of the user, who will then be able to make immediate payment by check.

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