TANGEDCO, through Chennai Smart City Limited, intends to implement Smart Meters with AMI(Automated Infra Structure) system under Chennai Smart City Schemes in T.Nagar under Area Based Development(ABD), on mixed/hybrid communication technology. The solution is prepared to adopt RF mesh network for thickly populated areas and Cellular network(GPRS/3G/4G) for areas has been prepared on Smart Meter with RF Technology for 1.27 lakh customers in the area.
The modernization of the energy networks is currently considered to be the largest infrastructure project of all times. The smart meter plan advocates a social and economically viable upgrade of our existing energy system, while striving to achieve sustainability for future generations; ultimately, it supports the energy strategy of our government.
The Implementation of Automated Meter system shall help utility to manage their resource and business process efficiently.
Reduce operating costs in areas such as meter reading and punching, connection/disconnection, consumer complaints, reduced float between meter reading & bill generation
Reduce commercial loss with accurate energy accounting, detection of meter tampering and improved meter reading accuracy
Near real time notification outages to enable faster detection & restoration
Achieve the conservation benefits, operational efficiencies, & revenue protection lead to utility rate reductions which translate directly into customer savings.
Provide near real-time, accurate & detailed information on consumption, cost and outages. Consumers can manage consumption to achieve energy efficiency & save money