Design of an Intelligent SMS Based Remote Metering System for AC Power Distribution to HT and EHT Consumers
Electrical distribution utilities are facing problems due to high energy losses that amount to 8% of the total generation. 4% of the losses are unaccounted. The problem is mainly associated with sub-transmission and distribution networks. This paper presents a unique solution to devise a unit which is tamperproof, cost effective, fast, accurate and remote metering at any level of the distribution system. The system helps to access accurate and sufficient data from metering devices to measure the electrical parameters, eliminating the use of energy meters and human intervention. The software application provides a real time parameter like line voltage, line current, power factor, true power, apparent power and reactive power from remote substations.