Smart meter and IT – key initiatives for theft control


Conference: Metering, Billing/CRM Latin America
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Presenter: Rajesh Bansal
Abstract: Presented by Rajesh Bansal at Metering, Billing/CRM Latin America

High T&D loss in electrical utilities is always a challenge. Consumers involved in theft develop newer and newer methods of theft. Electricity theft is always a challenge for metering experts. The problem become more difficult if the consumer take electricity availability as granted.

The presentation will deal with the system and process developed and implemented by BSES Delhi to control theft. In year 2003 the loss level was 55% which recently they brought down to 18%. The main enablers were use of intelligent meter and use of IT for meter down loading & data analytics.