Philippine Utility Moves Towards AMR

Meralco is the largest utility in the Philippines, serving 4.3 million customers, and in preparation for deregulation is implementing customer load profiling and remote meter reading as corporate strategies for competitive advantage.

At the moment load profile data retrieval is done manually for selected customer accounts, because of manpower constraints. Meralco is keen to be able to retrieve detailed meter data from different brands of meter remotely and in the format it needs so utility personnel can spend more time on analysis, decision-making and strategy formulation to support the company’s system loss reduction programme, regulatory compliance, efficiency improvement and new business development. MV-90 xi is a proven solution for interval data collection, management and analysis, and can be used as a data collection engine that interfaces to existing data management and analysis tools, or as an end-to-end interval data collection and management solution. MV-90 xi collects meter data from Itron handheld computers with or without radio, as well as from Itron Mobile Collection Systems.