The pioneer in Sri Lankas solar power electrification of homes JLanka Technologies introduced the companys latest innovation e Pro1000. Sri Lankas first Smart meter device, ePro1000 helps every home and office to manage and monitor the electricity consumption.
Have you ever imagined how much you're spending on electricity in your home or at your office or your company? Imagine if you could see how much youre using and spending on energy on each equipment online and in your home, at your office or your company.
Smart meters are a new version of the meter that records your household or enterprise energy use the Consultant for Research and Development at Jlanka Technologies Nalin Karunasinghe explained. He said that the new Smart Meters are 'smart' because they will provide information about the energy you use directly to you or your supplier, without anyone having to read the meter, which should mean no more estimated bills. They should also help people better understand their consumption and they will provide the platform for time of use and smart grid going forward. He said that the Smart Meter has the ability to emerge and convert your home or office to become a Smart Home or Smart Office as the this technology develops. This ePro1000 Smart Meter is said to be countrys first ever Internet of Things Product.
A smart meter is an electricity meter that measures and records your electricity use at different times of day. A smart meter records electricity use every few seconds and gives you more information about the way youre using electricity. This gives you better information and allows you to make more informed decisions on the use of electricity in your home.
e-Pro 1000 is a monitoring device, that can monitor electrical power, electrical energy, current, voltage, power factor and frequency. Officials of JLanka Technologies said that monitoring is done through a web based monitoring portal.
Smart meters provide data that enable customers to make choices about how much energy they use by allowing them to access accurate real-time information about their electricity consumption. And also customer can contribute to the country by being responsible for his energy consumption Nalin Karunasinghe added.
He further explained that this device has the ability to connect multiple devices and then you can monitor electricity usage of individual devices separately.
Smart Meter technology allows consumers to remotely switch on and off their air conditioners, refrigerators or light bulbs while observing their electricity usage. Industrial engineers can control their maximum demand. Maximum Demand is the power consumed over a predetermined period of time, which is approximately 15 minutes in Sri Lanka.
Karunasinghe said that fixing a Smart Meter at home will only take about an hour or less and the consumer will need to turn off the electricity for about 30 minutes in installation process. Generally JLankas Smart Meter technician will place your smart meter next to the existing meter.
Utility companies propose that from a consumer perspective, Smart Metering offers potential benefits to householders. These include, an end to estimated bills, which are a major source of complaints for many customers; a tool to help consumers better manage their energy use - stating that smart meters with a display outside their homes could provide up-to-date information on gas and electricity consumption and in doing so help people to manage their energy use and reduce their energy bills and carbon emissions.
The smart meter is just a small box of clever electronics tucked away in the home or your enterprise. And JLanka Smart Meters are very safe and it is IP65 certified. The Smart Meter introduced by JLanka will never affect the energy meter provided by the electricity provider get after installing and you do not need to get permission from your electricity provider.
Source: Sri Lanka Business Offline
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14 June 2017