Chandigarh – With a view to reduce line losses and to prevent theft of electricity, the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) plans to implement the latest Remote Automatic Metering (RAM) system for large industrial consumers.
While stating this here today, Managing Director, Mr Arun Kumar said that the automatic meter reading system would be installed on all the 3165 high tension industrial consumers to closely monitor their consumption from the head office of the Nigam at Panchkula without any human intervention at consumer premises.
He said that the system was implemented in Delhi and it was observed that there was a significant reduction in distribution losses and theft of electricity.
The Implementation of the project would help in accurate billing thereby preventing any loss of revenue. The project is likely to be implemented within next three months. The proposed RAM system is capable of providing data of tampering of meters by magnet or through any other device and also hourly data of consumption for last 35 days.
The head office of Nigam and Vigilance wing will use the data and its analysis report on daily basis to capture any tampering with meter or its wiring and in case of abnormal consumption pattern, the checking team will inspect the premises immediately.