Omne Agate to Implement India’s First GPRS-based Metering System

Omne Agate Systems, a Chennai-headquartered technology solution
provider focusing on Online Energy Management Solutions, today
announced the winning of a prestigious order from Uttar Haryana Bijli
Vitran Nigam Limited (UHBVN) to implement India’s first GPRS-based
Metering System. Omne Agate has been chosen by UHBVN to conduct Online
Energy Audits for 19000 Distribution Transformers for the next 3 years.

This contract is in compliance with the Restructured Accelerated Power
Development and Reforms Programme (R-APDRP) of the Ministry of Power.
With a budget of about Rs. 55,000 crores, R–APDRP is a Government of
India initiative for reduction of AT&C losses through automated
processes. Distribution Transformer Metering and Automated Meter
Reading are the primary steps towards reduction of AT&C losses, and
use of GPRS technology is the latest advancement in the Metering domain.

Advantages of GPRS-enabled Metering:

  • Real-time and dynamic data collection
  • Continuous recording and monitoring of consumption, load survey and power quality
  • Multiple meter data management
  • Protocol independent
  • Proactive management
  • Enables applications such as: online billing, utility operations,
    emergency demand response, consumer options, pricing options, energy
    audit, and energy accounting

A GPRS-enabled Meter pushes data continuously

Omne Agate is an established market leader in the Automated Meter
Reading (AMR) space with an existing installation base of more than
35000 AMR units, and another 18000 units under implementation across
various utilities in India. The company’s innovative and cost-effective
solutions have helped many utilities improve power quality, reduce
losses and move towards Clean Development Mechanism/ Carbon Credit.

Commenting on the win, Mr. K R Ilanghovan, Managing Director, Omne
Agate Systems, said, “Over the last decade, we have built a strong
customer base among electricity boards across the country and have
emerged as a market leader in the AMR space. GPRS-enabled Metering is a
revolution in the AMR space and a timely technology solution to address
India’s power deficit issue. We are proud to be pioneers in the
building and implementation of this technology. In the forthcoming
financial year, we will look at growing our footprint in the private

UHBVN project details:

The project with UHBVN involves Supply, Erection, Installation and
Commissioning of LT/CT Electronic Trivector Meters, LT/CT’s and GPRS
Modem/Router for Distribution Transformer Metering in Urban and Rural
areas under UHBVN.

The project is expected to be completed in nine months.


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