Smart Meters in Pakistan

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Smart Meters in Pakistan

  1. 1. Presented By<br />ArslanAftab<br />Business Proposal for introducing Smart Metering Solutions in Pakistan<br />
  2. 2. Pakistan is swamped with energy crises and it hasn’t been able to meet the energy requirement of the general public for many years.<br />Current shortage of electricity in Pakistan <br />More than 5300 MW<br />The Problem<br />
  3. 3. High growth in demand side<br />Slow or no development work in supply side<br />High variability in the usage of energy <br />Electricity theft<br />Reportedly more than 80 Billion per annum<br />Major Reasons<br />
  4. 4. Recommendation<br />Pakistan needs to actively engage in looking for means to encourage a more rational use of energy.<br />An infrastructure to provide detailed information electricity usage to both consumers and suppliers<br />In demand-side, consumers can adjust the usage behavior to meet the pre-set target <br />In supply-side, more reliable and secure as the it can better predict the demand and set the prices accordingly.<br />
  5. 5. The Solution<br />Smart Metering: It generally involves the installation of a “smart” meter at a residential/ industrial customer and the regular reading, processing and feed-back of consumption data to those customers.<br />A smart meteris a modern, innovative electronic device capable of offering consumers, suppliers, distribution network, operators, generators and regulators a wide-range of useful information, enabling the introduction of new energy services.<br />
  6. 6. Smart Meters<br />AMR ( Automated meter reading)<br />AMI (Advanced metering infrastructure)<br />Real time, two way communication<br />Functions of Smart Meters:<br />real-time or near-time registration of electricity use <br />offering the possibility to read the meter both locally and remotely (on demand);<br />remote limitation of the throughput through the meter (in the extreme case cutting of the electricity to the customer)<br />ability to read other, on-premise or nearby commodity meters (e.g., gas, water)<br />
  7. 7. The Smart Meter<br />
  8. 8. Feasibility<br />Technologically, there are no obstacles for the introduction/ rollout of the smart meters.<br />The Italian case<br />More than 30 million smart meters of residential customers<br />Current projects around the world.<br />A logical successor of the mechanical electricity meter<br />Like type-writer and dial-phone are replaced with digital equipment<br />
  9. 9. The Benefits<br />Benefit # 1<br />It will allow the consumers to manage their electricity consumption more efficiently if given the time-based rates<br />High degree of variability in the consumption in different seasons<br />Adjust behavior by consuming less in peak periods and only necessary amount in the off-peak periods<br />
  10. 10. Benefit# 2<br />It will increase the privacy of the consumers and reduce the operational cost of utility by eliminating the on-site visits by the utility to check the meter readings<br />Smart meters can report the readings in remote areas<br />Bill can be charged without site visits<br />Privacy to the customers<br />Reduction in operational cost<br />
  11. 11. Benefit # 3<br />Smart meters cannot be tampered and provide an accurate and actual consumption overview of their region; hence could easily detect any kind of fraud or theft.<br />Mechanical meters<br />Tampered easily<br />Reversed or slowed down<br />Smart meters<br />Cannot be tampered<br />Provide detailed information, hence making it easier to detect fraud.<br />
  12. 12. Benefit # 4<br />It will reduce per-capita carbon footprint that energy customers around the world are striving towards.<br />Smart meters measures the carbon emission due to the usage of electricity<br />Environment-friendly people can make an informed decision about their carbon footprint<br />A positive measure against global warming<br />
  13. 13. Benefit # 5<br />It will allow the utility provider to better forecast the demand with the real-time detailed information and thus set the prices accordingly<br />A latitude for power suppliers of Pakistan<br />Better forecast the energy demand<br />Charge customized right <br />
  14. 14. Benefit # 6<br />Smart meters enable utility providers to cut-off the energy supply of the defaulters without having made a site-visit. <br />Power Cut-off of defaulters with out any fuss created by defaulters<br />
  15. 15. Benefit # 7<br />It will allow rapid outage detection and restoration of service<br />Detection and restoration<br />Guessing game<br />Supplier relies on the customer call about how large and where the outage has occurred.<br />
  16. 16. Benefit # 8<br />It will allow the consumers to make informed decisions when provided with detailed and accurate real-time information about their consumption behavior.<br />Past records of electricity consumption<br />Notify the consumers through a text message when the energy consumption exceeds the target amount<br />Allowing the consumers to adjust their consumption behavior accordingly<br />
  17. 17. Benefit # 9<br />It will reduce the need of more and more energy plants to meet the growing energy consumption demand as it will lower the consumption demand of electricity.<br />Building power plant to meet occasional peak period demand is very expensive.<br />Allows the consumers to “round off the peaks” <br />Increased demand side management <br />By enabling consumers to modify their behaviors.<br />
  18. 18. Labor Reduction<br />Cost reduction in call center<br />Billing and Collection<br />Disconnection of defaulters<br />Process Improvement<br />Reduced Energy Theft<br />Increased billing accuracy<br />Tighter billing and collection<br />Infrastructure Improvement<br />More Accurate digital meter<br />Reduce future replacement budget<br />Additional Benefits<br />
  19. 19. Current Projects<br />
  20. 20. Current Project: Cont’d…<br />
  21. 21. Events<br />
  22. 22. The energy sector of Pakistan is in no position to incur losses at this troubled stage.<br />More than 80 billion rupees loss per annum<br />More than 400 consumers, in Karachi alone, don’t pay their electricity bill<br />“Most Outages occur due to overloads caused by local pilfering of the systems.” – TahirBasharatCheema (Managing director PEPCO)<br />The Need of Smart Metering Pakistan<br />
  23. 23. With smart meters<br />Electricity theft from 10% to 3 % saving more than 30 billion rupees per annum. <br />Mr. SaleemAkhtar(CEO of LESCO) <br />Success of some pilot projects in Shadbagh , Shadmaanand Dehli Gate<br />Shahbagh & Shadmaan11% 2.9 %<br />Dehli Gate 13.2%4.4%<br />The Need of Smart Metering Pakistan: Cont’d…<br />
  24. 24. Our Products<br />
  25. 25. Conclusion<br />
  26. 26. References<br />http://freebird.instablogs.com/entry/power-theft-and-power-crisis-in-pakistan/<br />http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticleNew.asp?xfile=data/business/2007/April/business_April110.xml&section=business&col=<br />http://www.energy-retail.org.uk/smartmeters.html<br />http://www.mei.gov.on.ca/en/energy/conservation/smartmeters/<br />www.idconline.com/technical_references/pdfs/.../Smart_Metering<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smart_meter<br />References<br />
  27. 27. Thank you!!!<br />

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