Indore has made a mark to be one of those cities which takes an initiative whole heartedly and in the process, receives a plethora of awards and in the lieu of the same, Indore is ready to make its mark in the department of electricity as well, making it another feather in Indore’s already brimming wreath!
The authorities have geared up to install almost a lakh smart electric prepaid meters in housing complexes over the next two weeks.
As far as electricity standards are concerned, Indore fares well in that department. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the previous concept of having reading meters outside wasn’t a secure enough method and was easily tampered with. Hence, the authorities have introduced smart electric meters.
With the help of the new smart meters, house owners will have the capacity to top up their electricity meters and expend it at a slow rate. Though, one might ask the question, exactly what is the need for such a system. The answer is actually quite simple, the older reading meters were open to pilferage and in order to take a step towards the safety of electricity and take a stand, a company created the smart meters and their experiment seems to have been proved fruitful.
The smart meters, of which 97,000 have already been installed, aim to contain power pilferage and cuts the losses incurred by distributing companies, thereby increasing revenue. It is beneficial for homeowners as well, in that it allows them to top up as much electricity as they want.
Since each smart meter has a unique ID, they can be monitored, blocked or even be given increased power to handle more load. The unique ID also makes it a lot more secure. A huge benefit is that if there is something wrong with the system, it can be remotely fixed by the main server connection, removing any hassle.
We have known Indore for bagging titles for cleanliness but now, the officials are directing their plans towards more, electricity is one of those. With Smart meters, Indore will also be known for heralding a wonderful change in our day to day lives and how we view electricity, one of the most important aspects of our life today.
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