Smart meters help discoms to trim Power Theft in Delhi & Meerut.

Intervention of technology in power distribution has started showing its effect with revenue rising from consumers in New Delhi, Meerut and Kanpur after installation of smart meters.

The intervention of technology in power distribution has started showing its effect with revenue rising from consumers in New Delhi, Meerut and Kanpur after installation of smart meters.

According to the Energy Efficiency Services (EESL), the average monthly revenue from consumers in high-loss making areas in Meerut has increased by more than 21% to Rs 1,260 after the new meters were installed. Average revenue from consumers in Kanpur — unpopular for its power pilferage — has increased by almost 9% to Rs 1,923. There was a 15% rise in revenue from 24,000 consumers in the New Delhi Municipal Council area.

“Smart meters are helping to get rid of numerous disputes which usually hold back payments,” , Managing director, EESL, said. “The apprehension of connections getting severed remotely, thanks to smart meters, are also improving payment discipline”. [Courtesy:Financial Express]

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