Chandigarh, India — (METERING.COM) — August 30, 2010 – In order to reduce line losses and to prevent theft of electricity, the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam plans to implement the latest remote automatic metering system for large industrial consumers.
The system will be installed for all 3,100 HV industrial consumers to closely monitor their consumption from the head office of UHBVN at Panchkula. The project will be phased, starting in approximately three months with 507 HV customers in the Panipat district and thereafter expanded to the other districts.
In a statement UHBVN managing director, Arun Kumar said that the implementation of the project would help in accurate billing thereby preventing any loss of revenue. Experience of implementing the technology in Delhi had demonstrated a significant reduction in distribution losses and theft of electricity.
The data will be reviewed daily by UHBVN’s vigilance wing in order to detect any tampering with meters or wiring. In the case of an abnormal consumption, a team will be dispatched to inspect the relevant premises immediately.
UHBVN is a government of Haryana undertaking, which provides power distribution and supply to about 2.4 million consumers in the northern part of Haryana state.