Smart Grid Event Detail

Title Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) - Online Training Program by ISGF
Location Web
Start Time 2020-05-20 00:00 (IST)
End Time 2020-06-09 23:59 (IST)

Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) or smart metering system eliminates the need for physical meter reading by
the utility's personnel visiting the customer premises which most customers would detest in the present scenario.
Even before COVID-19, Ministry of Power (MoP), the Government of India was planning to launch a groundbreaking
program mandating smart meters for all 250 million+ electricity customers in India. This is expected to be announced
very soon. AMI is an integrated system of smart meters, communication networks, and data management systems
that enables two-way communication between utilities and customers. To roll out 250 million smart meters all across
India in 4-5 years would require massive capacity building in all areas – meter design, manufacturing, meter
installation, communication, and IT systems planning and design, implementation and system integration, project
management, and change management. AMI is a new concept that requires in-depth knowledge of three distinct
technologies: metrology, telecommunications, and IT for its successful implementation and operations. The DISCOMs
are well versed with the electrical technologies of the electricity grid, but when it comes to telecommunications and
IT, their expertise is limited. Besides the fact that AMI is an evolving technology adds to the challenge.

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