AMR and meter testing workshops at Metering, Billing/CRM India – Register now!


The 2nd annual Metering, Billing/CRM India conference and exhibition, which will take place in two weeks’ time at the Grand Intercontinental, Mumbai, also features two workshops on 16 October, as well as a site visit to Tata Power’s Load Dispatch Centre. 

About the workshops

The morning workshop is hosted by Zera and features presentations on meter testing from Indian utilities, testing institutes as well as international speakers. Topics include the testing of meter compliance for protocol standards, utility experiences with meter testing as well as a pilot project from Italy’s utility, Enel, regarding meter testing.

In the afternoon, an AMR workshop will be conducted by Alexander Merkulov, Managing Director of the Russian utility Petroelectrobyt. The main topics that will be discussed include mesh technology, climate specific issues, residential AMR as well as a real-time demonstration of Russian meters in St. Petersburg.

About the technical site visit

The technical site visit will take delegates to Tata’s Load Dispatch Centre:

The coordination of the entire operation of the Tata Power system – ie generation, transmission and distribution in Mumbai – is carried out by the Load Dispatch Centre (LDC).

The centre is responsible for ensuring the reliable, safe and secure supply of electricity to Mumbai. Tata Power commissioned computerised Load Frequency Control for economical dispatch way back in 1970, the first such scheme commissioned in India.

The scheme consisted of a direct digital control system comprising an online digital process control computer along with associated telemetering and I/O equipment. These facilities have been augmented from time to time and presently LDC is equipped with modern communication facilities, a SCADA system for real-time data acquisition, an energy management system and a dispatcher training simulator. Register now to see these leading technologies!

Space for these workshops, as well as the site visit, is limited so we recommend that you register as soon as possible!

For additional information, please visit or contact Julia Barton-Hill: