Smart & Digital Business

Smart Meter in India

What is a Smart Meter?

Unlike a traditional meter, a Smart Meter not only measures the electricity usage but also sends the reading to the supplier company automatically. Once these meters are installed, electricity companies can monitor the electric use of every household in real-time. This empowers the supplier company with all the necessary data required to generate accurate statements without the hassle of manual reading and estimated billing.

Advantages of Smart Meter Business in India for Electric Companies

  • Eliminates/Reduces T&D Losses

Due to malpractices and technical inefficiencies, our country accounts for T&D Losses of almost 20% of generation. Smart Meters will equip electric companies to detect any discrepancy in the network and take necessary action.

  • No Monthly Meter Readings

Electric companies now can bid goodbye to manual monthly readings and do away with the issues of access and unavailability of consumers at home. Our Smart Meters will send automatic and accurate reading to them.

  • Real-Time System Monitoring

Smart Meters are connected to a smart and secure network. It collects the actual electric usage data and transmits to the electric supply company in real-time, enabling the service provider to monitor the energy input by them and the actual sale to the end users.

  • Encourages Efficient Use of Power Resources

Our Smart Meters also promote efficient use of energy among the consumers. They can get information on their daily electricity use, identify appliances and habits that cost them more energy and make adjustments accordingly.

  • Helps to Balance Electric Loads & Reduces Blackouts

Electric suppliers can predict demand of energy and take smart decisions regarding supply. Companies can balance electric loads and significantly reduce blackouts with our Smart Meters.

How Does Smart Meter Works?

Meters can communicate either through RF or through GPRS network. Meter data goes to the HES, secured in a cloud and thereafter integrates with DISCOM’s MDM system.

Smart Meter National Programme

The Smart Meter National Programme aims to replace 250 million conventional meters of India with our Smart Meters. We have already installed over 1.6 million Smart Meters under this programme. We are executing a turn-key project of 3.5 Lacs Smart Meters at 5 towns of MP.

Our Offerings

We leverage our strengths in field deployment, automation, dynamic decision making, ability to manage eco systems, etc. to create a memorable customer experience and deliver business KPIs with ease.

Smart Grid

We all know that an electric grid is a network of transmission lines, transformers, and other equipment that are responsible for transmitting electricity from the power plants to the customers. But what makes an ordinary electric grid, a SMART GRID?

A SMART GRID is a digitally advanced mechanism that supports two-way communication between the utility and their end-users. It utilizes automation and high-end technology that works in harmony and provides an effective service that suits our quickly evolving energy demands.

Why Do We Need A Smart Grid?

Simply put, Smart Grids add resiliency to the electric system and make it capable to counter natural disasters, such as earthquakes, cyclonic storms, solar flares, etc., as well as crisis like terrorist attacks. The two-way interactive ability of a Smart Grid makes it possible to automatically reroute power in case of equipment failure or power outage.

Features of A Smart Grid:
  • Real-Time Monitoring

In case of a power outage, a Smart Grid will detect and isolate the incident. Thus, it will successfully contain the outage and prevent the domino effect of a large-scale power failure.

  • Automated Outage Management & Faster Restoration

The advanced technologies of such Smart Grids will quickly and strategically resume recovery, prioritizing emergency services.

  • Dynamic Pricing Mechanism

Real-time dynamic pricing mechanism will enable customers to use less electricity when it is most expensive.

  • Consumer Participation

Smart mechanism can incentivize end users to tweak their electricity usage during different times of the day with the help of pricing signals.

  • Better Energy Management

Smart Grids will also inform and educate consumers about their energy usage. They can manage their energy consumption and make informed decisions about purchasing electricity.

  • In-House Displays

With the in-house displays of Smart Grids, users will get complete visibility of their power usage without depending on their monthly billing statements.

  • Web Portals & Mobile Apps

Just like every other utility consumption, electricity services too will be easy to manage through secure web portals and mobile applications.

It is safe to concur that with the advent of Smart Meters, our nation will get a robust infrastructure that will integrate large-scale renewable energy generation, with real-time power system monitoring, improved consumer awareness, as well as manage numerous issues of electricity distribution. And Environ Energy is all set to herald this new age of energy management by becoming a leading Smart Grid technology company in India.

Smart City

The National Smart Cities Mission was launched by the Government of India in 2015. The aim of this program was to develop the tier1 and tier2 cities of the country and to make them at par with the global smart cities.

What is a Smart City?

The city that utilizes technology and data, to be precise, ICT or Information and Communication Technology, to build an inclusive, sustainable, and citizen-friendly environment, can be called a Smart City. The main objectives of Smart Cities are to uplift the standard of living of the citizens, boost economic growth, and improve the operational efficiency of the city administration. Smart Cities leverage the insightful data collected through their technology to manage their assets and services, share information with the citizens, and provide overall citizen welfare.

What are the Salient Features of a Smart City?

Following are features of a Smart City:

  • Adequate supply of water and electricity
  • Proper Sanitation and Waste Management
  • Easy Access to various Transportation options.
  • Expansion of Housing Opportunities and Efficient City Plans
  • Inclusive and Sustainable Development
  • Technology-based infrastructure
  • Strategic Environmental Measures
  • Safety and Security

The ultimate aim is to build a self-sufficient urban area that manages every need and necessity of its citizens and in return the citizens play a more aware and responsible role in the maintenance and governance of their milieu. One most important point here is that, apart from the state-of-the-art technology, the need of data analysis cannot be overlooked. To successfully run a smart city, it is necessary to analyse the derived data in order to identify and fix any issue that may occur in the system. Therefore, not only the amount of technology used, but also how the technology is being used, becomes a matter of concern.

This is where Environ Energy’s expertise will come into play. With our proven experience in the domain of automation and technology, we are on our way to make our presence felt in the Smart City space of India. Environ Energy’s technology and data driven approach is not only transforming the landscape of Urban India, its expertise in optimization and monitoring of energy use is also poised to bring in a drastic change in the equation between urbanization and environment.