The 8th edition of Metering India, an International seminar organised by IEEMA Meter Division was held on August 8-9 in New Delhi. The theme of the conference was ‘Widening Horizons.’
The conference highlighted key challenges and knowledge sharing on various aspects of metering including communication systems, emerging technologies, design and testing, and data acquisition and management.
Harish Agarwal, President, IEEMA, said, “Smart meters can bring efficiency to how India manages its electricity, by checking data-entry errors and billing efficiencies and cutting the costs of manual meter reading through web-based monitoring system.”
Ashish Tandon, Chairman, IEEMA Meter Division, said, “The Indian Metering Industry is fully capable of delivering 240 million smart prepaid meters. We have all the desired capacity and capabilities to design, develop, manufacture and ship these meters from state-of-the-art manufacturing units within India, which is fully aligned with Make in India. However, we require support from the utilities and the ministry to fulfil this vision; firstly, a realistic time frame to be laid down so that the goal can be achieved practically. Secondly, consolidation of technologies is required.”