Smart Meters - Today’s Need
Millions of smart meters have been installed in many parts of the country. Smart meters ensure two-way communication between you and your utility, enabling your utility to know about power consumption and blackouts. This assists utilities to ascertain more reliable electrical service.
Smart meters work in tandem with energy management systems like web-based tools that your utility offers or devices that can be installed at designated places. Smart meters are capable of exhibiting your energy use, help you find methods to save energy and money, and even further, allow you to remotely control important parameters like MD, P.F. etc. to avoid penalty and to get P.F. incentive upto 7% in Maharashtra (as per MSEB tariff).
Smart meters, with energy management systems, enable customers to program when and how they use energy. Such programs might incur the real cost of power at any one time, ranging from high prices during peak demand period to low prices during off-peak hours. If you can shift your power use to off-peak times - like running your priority load late in the evening – such programs can save you operating costs while supporting fully your utility.
1) Completely wireless installation:
Making use of advanced, low cost, and dependable wireless communication technologies (Zigbee and GPRS). Saving of total rewiring costs, and convenient to install with least time for commissioning. No alternation in the existing wiring in the plant. Saves cost and complications of wired systems.
2) Cloud hosted infrastructure:
In such infrastructure, there is no need to host data servers and can be accessed by any internet enabled device like cell phones and tablets from anywhere.
3) Minute to minute tracking of power consumption and costs involved (as per Electricity Board tariff)
4) High data availability (99.99% availability) along with strong RAID (Redundancy) infrastructure
5) SMS/ Email alerts at crucial situations like sudden peaks, drop in PF, motor loading/under-loading, etc.
6) Compare and analyze past and present data over multiple time intervals (daily, weekly, monthly).
7) Keeping record of power generation from grid, gensets and renewable, track ROI on green infrastructure, and actual cost of backup generation.
8) Tracking consumption pattern during peak hours, off-peak hours and during night as per electricity board guidelines
9) Benchmarking consuming devices against their known production output.
10) Integration with any existing meters (namely Trinity, Conserv, Elmeasure) with RS485 communication port.
LIMITATION :- In situationist whereby network connectivity failure, there could be delay in receiving data, however, no data would be lost as RMS comes with in-built memory, which stores the data during N/W failure and starts sending once N/W is established.
Our Aim is not only to monitor your energy consumption, but to bring savings for your organization by continuous data monitoring and relevant comparison/ changes by in depth study. This not only provides access to crucial data, but also force engineers to take remarkable decision by utilizing his many years experience.
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