In a bid to boost vitality conservation and cut back carbon emissions, Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL) is concentrating on 100 per cent of its consumption on good meters of their licensed space in Delhi over the subsequent 5 years. The National Tariff Policy, 2016 mandated deployment of good meters to customers with month-to-month consumption of over 200 models by Distribution Licensees, and according to the coverage, TPDDL put in 2.45 lakh good meters throughout shopper segments.
Dwijadas Basak, Chief of Customer Experience, Commercial and Social Innovation Group, Tata Power whereas speaking to BW Businessworld stated that good meters at the moment are rising as potential sport changers within the energy trade. “They are not only playing an important role in refining customer service but are also laying the foundation for new and innovative business models,” he added.
Benefits for Consumers
He pointed that crucial advantage of good meters is that Distribution Companies (DISCOMS) get a possibility to have interaction with their customers because it has the flexibility to empower customers by offering them full management of their electrical energy consumption. “For the consumers, they get remote meter reading, better energy usage management, improved billing and collection efficiency, better network management, reduced AT&C losses, and easy bill payments,” he stated.
He additionally talked about that good meters allow outage and low energy issue alerts which ends up in quicker outage administration and on the similar time customers won’t solely keep away from inaccurate payments however may have the flexibility to raised handle their month-to-month payments by managing their consumption in real-time.
Reduces Carbon Footprints
He additionally defined that with good metering the operational value on meter studying and disconnection/reconnection will get decreased considerably. Regular actions like re-programming of meters, month-to-month meter studying, and disconnection/reconnections course of develop into system drive and over the air which reduces visits to buyer premises and in flip, reduces carbon footprints.
The authorities lately has been pushing for funding in good, two-way grids, micro-grids, environment friendly storage options, and good meters to deliver a few inexperienced vitality revolution in India. In December 2018, the Union Ministry of Power determined to make all current meters good in 3 years from 1st April 2019 beneath the Smart Meter National Programme. The programme is being applied by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a Joint Venture of PSUs beneath the Ministry of Power. As of date, EESL has put in over 13.2 lakh good meters in Uttar Pradesh, New Delhi, Haryana, and Bihar beneath this programme.