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Smart grid technology

Published Sep 04, 2012 02:50am

ELECTRICITY theft and meter tampering have been a great cause of concern for electric supply companies. Recently some efforts have been made to reduce these power losses.

Previously, the company’s staff was required to read the meter on a monthly basis for a proper billing. Moreover, it requires a large number of meter readers to collect reading from each consumer.

Human errors and tampering in records are inevitable. Ultimately, it leads to non-transparency. Here comes the concept of smart grids and smart meters. With smart grid, remote monitoring of meters and remote control supply are possible.

The technology is getting common in many countries. The time is ripe for power supply companies to invest in this technology to gain the trust of consumers.

HAMMAD ANSARI Karachi