Discoms generate 95pc billing efficiency due to smart meters


NEW DELHI: State-owned EESL on Tuesday stated that its smart metering programme (SMP) helps distribution corporations (discom) generate 95 per cent of billing efficiency throughout the lockdown.
The discoms utilizing smart meters have seen 15-20 per cent common improve in month-to-month income per shopper, the Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) stated in an announcement. The power ministry PSU is the designated company to implement the SMP in India.

“Under this programme, a total number of 12,06,435 smart meters have been installed till date, to enhance consumer convenience and rationalise electricity consumption,” the EESL stated.

The EESL has enabled discoms to generate round 95 per cent of billing efficiency by utilizing smart meters amid this lockdown and 15-20 per cent common improve in month-to-month income per shopper.

States like Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, NDMC New Delhi and Bihar have put in round 9.84 lakh, 1.23 lakh, 57,000 and 28,000 smart meters, respectively, it added.

The DISCOMs in these states, with the assistance of smart meters, have been ready to deal with their operations easily within the time of disaster, it stated.

Smart meters deployed by the EESL have the aptitude to swap to pay as you go mode with a distant button click on from the IT system.

Wherein the overall populace has to adhere to the social distancing norms by the federal government, electrical energy distribution corporations haven’t been ready to bodily acquire electrical energy payments from customers, main to dip within the money circulation.

However, it stated that few DISCOMs are having fun with the perks of utilizing the pay as you go smart meters.

Bihar is the primary state in India to use about 28,000 Smart pay as you go meters. The customers on a median are recharging their pay as you go smart meters with a credit score steadiness of Rs 20 day by day, it stated.

This has resulted in a major advantage of income to the state DISCOMs, whereas different DISCOMs with typical meters haven’t even been ready to generate the payments, the EESL stated.

Emphasising the advantages of smart meters for the customers, Saurabh Kumar, MD, EESL stated within the assertion, €œSmart meters have been indispensable throughout the present state of affairs, serving to DISCOMs operate easily, thanks to their potential to remotely monitor and acquire meter readings. They are the inspiration stone of constructing the facility sector of the longer term.”

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