India : Time to Focus on Smart Meters, Says Telangana Electricity Regulator

The Telangana Electricity Regulatory Commission Chairman T Sriranga Rao is keen that the electricity consumers and the State gradually transition to the smart metering system as part of the overall drive towards providing smart and efficient infrastructure.

Sharing his thoughts on why we need smart meters for today’s smart consumer, he said “Their implementation completes the loop for a smart grid network in a smart city.”

“In 2014, when Telangana was formed, the power situation was in a mess. Consumers had to face innumerable hardships due to power cuts and industries faced power holidays. From such a situation, we are witness to 24x7 power to all consumers in the State, including the farmers,” he said.

“Significantly, in the past five years, the tariff has remained the same and this is no small achievement, for a new State which had so many difficulties,” he told BusinessLine.

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Smart Grid Bulletin July 2020

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