To reduce losses in distribution networks of 10-0.4 kV IDGC of Centre — Kostromaenergo division is implementing a program for the development of automated metering systems with remote reading of electricity meters. The program involves the installation of modern metering devices and replacement of jumpers to homes with self-supporting insulated wire.
In autumn 2013 the power engineers started the installation and setup of metering systems in Kostromsky, Ostrovsky, Buisky, Sharinsky, Ponazyrevsky and Vokhomsky districts of the region. Until the end of the year Kostromaenergo plans to install about 4,500 meters. The activities under the program have been performed at the branch for four years: from 2010 to 2012 more than 18,000 modern meters have installed in the region.
Installed metering systems have a wide range of advanced features. They allow to quickly identify and prevent theft of electricity, to provide sufficient technological reliability and protection against unauthorized actions, to receive data from metering devices without entering premises of the consumer or without his or her direct involvement.