The branch “Rosseti Centre Tverenergo” has completed the first phase of the transition to commercial operation of smart electricity meters.
Power engineers continue to implement a set of measures to combat theft of energy. Much systematic work to identify and suppress facts of illegal energy consumption is carried out in areas within the zone of implementation of energy service contracts by the Tver branch of Rosseti Centre. On the territory of municipalities, remote meters of the automated electricity metering system (AMR) are being installed.
The implementation of an automated energy management system provides constant online access to the operational parameters of the 6-10 kV grid, remote monitoring of power quality indicators and reliability of power supply, control of power consumption, and, very importantly, allows to track the source of losses, thereby stopping attempts to steal energy resources. In addition, the system provides for automatic reading of meter readings and data transmission to the electric grid company. The consumer has the opportunity to take readings of the device using an external remote control with an LCD display without leaving home, which is especially important during the period of restrictive measures in force in the country aimed at maintaining the health of residents.
From the beginning of 2019 to the present, the power engineers installed about 57 thousand smart metering devices.
The final step in the installation of metering devices is putting the metering devices into operation. The procedure involves checking and determining the readiness of the measuring system for its use in the calculation of electric energy.
Taking into account the difficult epidemiological situation in the country and in the region, the power engineers promptly started the mass transfer of smart metering devices into commercial operation.
In April, about 50 thousand consumers were transferred to new high-tech smart metering devices.
“The modernization of the electricity metering system will significantly reduce the number of facts of non-contractual and non-metered energy consumption, leading to loss of financial resources and lower quality of service,” stresses Alexander Pilyugin, First Deputy General Director - Chief Engineer of Rosseti Centre - the managing organization of Rosseti Centre and Volga Region. “In addition, the implementation of digital-based smart grid management systems is especially important now, during the difficult epidemiological situation, as this will allow consumers to take meter readings remotely from the comfort of home, thereby ensuring the safety and preservation of the health of residents of the region”.
Until the end of the year, the Tver branch of Rosseti Centre will transfer about 7,000 more consumers to smart metering devices.