Electricity is always a hot topic & you can always witness shocking results if you are looking at the data of India. Now, It is accompanied by other 2 major utilities, gas & water as well.
Especially now, India is in the extreme water-scarce situation & also there is no point in discussing the demand vs supply ratio of both electricity & gas, which are based on non-renewable natural resources.
In such an uninvited (probably) conditions, how do the government manage a country with 1.3 billion people?
It is a difficult situation both to control the needs & also to satisfy. This also leads to various malpractices within the industry like quality, tampering, theft, etc. that ultimately damages the economy and breaks the trust between government & people.
Until then, there is this smart innovation came into the picture that exactly needed for a country & situation like this. The government is also made a smart move towards making it mandatory, that is when India over to #PrepaidMeter.
What is a Prepaid Meter?
The energy meter that allows customers to pay for utilities in advance is a prepaid meter. Similar to our prepaid sim card used in mobile phones where the customer can call until the amount is used after which the connection is unavailable.
Prepayment or prepaid meter is a single device that can be used for integrated monitoring of electricity, gas & water consumption. The prepaid meter allows you to pay in advance for electricity to be on the safer side and ensures you don’t have to pay penalty & spend the dark nights.
How are things till date with utilities?
In the past, consumers had no option to view the real-time data of how much electricity has been used & had no control over the budgeting. While, the prepaid meter enables the customer to budget their consumption in advance, detect theft /tampering and payment of energy bills, preventing tenant disputes, further eliminate manual errors while taking energy meter readings.
The challenges generally observed in the conventional metering system were higher tenant dispute & longer payment period, unavailability of alarm on failure, historical data, real-time reporting, accuracy, aggregated meter location, inability to make forecast & control meter remotely also it was found that longer wiring leads to transmission losses.
Prepaid Meters within your reach: Highly integrable, configurable, and a versatile solution.
Prepaid is a plan that deducts usage charges and any fixed charges from account balance each day. These prepayment meters have given the customer the control to budget electricity expenses & monitor usage anytime, protect equipment against overload/over voltage, notifications and alerts via SMS/ Email when recharge balance is low, to keep records of recharge & consumption history for easy support & follow-ups & much more available on our fingertips using the mobile app.
Prepaid Metering Solutions are specially designed to generate every record of energy consumption, VLL, VLN, A, Hz, W, PF, VA, kWh EB & DG, balance, gas and water consumptions, recharge amount. Elmeasure is one of the leading manufacturers of energy metering products and solutions while designing products on par with customer requirements. We have designed microcontroller based contactless prepaid energy meter that provides an effective solution to the electrical service providers.
Prepayment meter allows you to budget and stay in control of your utility consumption and, prevent unexpected bills. Prepayment meter can monitor and report real-time data to track energy consumption for precise billing. This device can access and report critical information, alerts via emails or pop-ups when meter tampering occurs. One of the smart features of prepayment meter is to monitor the meter usage and configure firmware at any time from the mobile app. Further has the ability to monitor grouped meters, integrate gas & water meter.
Smart features of a prepayment meter
Remote Display Unit to have an explicit view of live meter reading
Direct current measurement up to 100A for 3 phase measurements.
Optional integration of Gas & Water meters extending the flexibility for the user to budget their expenses.
The meter will be provided with 2 separate Energy Registers for EB and DG. EB or DG source is selected by data communication between meter and PC.
Separate load limits for DG/EB tripping & consumption at pre-determined set point for protection and effective use of energy.
ELNet PPS software enables the customer to recharge the meters in a 24×7 mode using the payment gateway.
Two latch relays are provided for reconnection/disconnection of the load
Buzzer to give the alarm in case of low credit/overload.
Anti-tamper Features provided in the meter as per Indian standards.
Reduces OPEX and manual supervision required
Benefits of a prepaid/ prepayment meter
Recharge & monitor from anywhere
Live updates on consumption & improved quality of service
Direct web-based access for power monitoring & eliminate the need for manual supervision.
Keep records of recharge & consumption history for OPEX savings
Easy support, follow-ups & much more available on your fingertips
How to recharge prepaid electricity meter online?
Payment can be made through RF card, online services where billing and recharging of RF card are done with the software. The meters can be networked with RS485, GSM/GPRS. The unique data communication enables the secured recharging of the meter. Elmeasure has developed ELNet PPS software which enables the customer to recharge the meters 24×7 using the payment gateway without even visiting the service provider.
Mobile/Software Features to read a prepayment electric meter:
Monthly fixed charges based on kVA/kW.
Maintenance charges based on area or fixed.
Advance information about tripping with 2 Alert via SMS/Email for the different balance amount.
Holiday cutoff prevention & Night time cutoff prevention, SMS / Email will be sent stating the negative threshold.
EB/DG Grace threshold setting, kW/kWh logging every 15 minutes for future clarification, profiling.
Intimation on ELNet whether it is working on EB or DG to prevent misuse.
ELNet displays EB/DG kWh, kW and Balance ad wrong recharge reversal entry.
A user can get balance credit through any of the interface (Mobile / web-portal) or through Apps.
Well, if you are looking for a change & move towards Prepaid Meters, INQUIRE NOW.
I call this a hypothesis because it is just the dogma of an individual after seeing the problems and correlating with some other equivalent theory and the industry his company works for, to compliment in their own style.
This is a hypothesis, which can cause chaos if it’s considered just as another theory…So, we still have the chance to be not included in /concluded as THE NEXT CHAPTER IN CHAOS THEORY!
This is all about energy and its consumption. As we discuss its usage we speak a lot about its wastage too, which has the major role!
THE SUSPICIOUS STORY
Energy is being transformed from one state to other, the energy which is not utilized or energy utilized more than required is, and also the unrecognized/unknown transformed state of energy is considered Energy wasted.
In chaos theory, “The Butterfly Effect” is the sensitive dependence on initial conditions in which a small change in one state of a deterministic nonlinear system can result in large differences in a later state.
In more apt to the situation, it can be rewritten as simple as,
Your small & simple unnoticed actions here are the reason for huge reactions/chaos somewhere else later.
The butterfly has a very major role in creating natural calamities like tornados, cyclones, hurricanes because of their wing flap which cause a small pressure gap in the surrounding air molecules here, that create a huge damage somewhere later.
“Human Beings are as beautiful & innocent as Butterflies, but not as dumb”.Butterflies don’t know what they are causing, but being the most intelligent species on the earth, I believe our cognition system is far better than theirs. So we can understand how and what damage we are creating, at least we can share it if someone doesn’t know!
This is the stimulus for writing this to all human beings over there, The Energy we wasted here, is somewhere affecting the lives of other people in a very painful way! The name “The human effect” is coined after finding the similarities in the concept of “the Butterfly effect”!
So let me tell you, how much damage we are causing to the whole economy of our country & how injustice we are to the poor without our notice. Allow me to use a situation of a middle class family in India.
THE MATHEMATICAL MYSTERY
A (1) Fan that consumes 100 watts when runs for 24 hrs. a day, the electric power would be Approximately 72 UNITS/MONTH (Average Data)
(Let’s make it equal for one day on both sides. i.e., fan rotated for the whole day & the units spent for 1 day)
1*100*24 (Watt Hr) = 72 units/month = 72 /30 (Avg. days of a month)
= 2.4 units /day
2400 watt hr = 2.4 units
1 UNIT = 1000 WATT Hr ……. (1)
[This is how Electricity is measured, Isn’t it?]
The energy transforms into different forms. So, why not we convert its equivalent amount to what is required for the survival of human beings. This is where the hypothesis has started. (i.e., kilowatt-hour into Calories)
1 WATT Hr = 3600 Joules……. (2)
But, 4.184 k Joules = 1 Large Cal
so, 1 Joule = 1/4184 = 0.000239 Large Calories ……. (3)
Now, From (2) & (3)
1 WATT Hr. = (3600* 0.000239) Large Calories
1 Watt Hr = 0.86042065 Large Calories ……. (4)
and, From (1) & (4)
1 UNIT = 1 Kilo Watt Hour = 1000 * 0.86042065 Large Calories.
1 UNIT ~ 860.402 Large Calories
So, 1 unit of electricity is equivalent to 860.402 large calories
A LITTLE HISTORY:
Harvard Health Publications suggests, The SAFE INTAKE for women is at least 1,200 calories daily and men get a minimum of 1,500 calories a day.
1 Unit of Energy = 860.402/1200 = 0.717 FEMALE ADULTS
= 860.402 / 1500 = 0.573 MALE ADULTS
2 UNITS of ELECTRICITY can Serve ~ [1 WOMAN & 1 kid] (or)1 MAN for a day.
The following table gives the wattage and daily usage time of typical household appliances owned by a middle-class family in India on an AVERAGE (Credits: http://achahome.com/)
Total consumption Per day = 7 units.
Total consumption Per month = 30* 7 = 210 units.
If we can be able to save 30% of it, which for each house can be estimated as = 30*210/100 = 63 UNITS
This can at least serve 45 WOMEN (or) 36 MEN (or) 100 children per month.
Annually, each house hold can save a lot of energy equivalent to serve up to 500 people. In case if it is a factory /industry/shopping mall, the number is bigger.
If the wastage could not be stopped, someone has to sacrifice their life. It was Nature previously which is abundant, but mankind is not kind enough to save nature for future, so the sacrifice has to be made by mankind ultimately! NATURE HAS NO FUTURE! If at all, it has to be called “Artificial Nature” may be!
There is the rising demand for energy on one side and diminishing natural resources on the other, which will now lead to intolerance of Nature.
BIG FAT COMPLEMENTARY:
The complementary & important information is, the extra fat/cholesterol accumulated in our body is a form of energy and that was snatched from other’s food. Exercise to let go of the energy being stuck wasted in you! This will keep you healthy too!
This is just wastage of Electricity as a form of energy, if we relate the wastage of Gas, petroleum, water, etc. as the forms of energy too, the guilt will kill us.
I find this is the way to explain a common man too. Every time you waste energy, someone is dying of hunger & you are the murderer. Next, it may be you, one of your family member, your friend or other human beings.
So, is it just a murder? Isn’t that suicide???
AND, THE COMPULSORY:
New York’s (REV) Reforming the Energy Vision is too far from. India’s Energy vision is still at “understanding the importance of Energy”. Long way to go …
But, that doesn’t mean we are technically backward class. We only have a section of people who are economically backward! The only problem is the information and communication about the state-of-art technologies being developed in India to control and manage energies at homes, shopping malls, factories, industries, apartments, etc.
Each Household can use current limiting prepaid energy meters with the integration of Gas and Water with the electrical parameters thereby, extending the flexibility for the user to budget expenses & save energy whereas the Shopping malls, industries, factories, and apartments can use energy management solutions to avoid a lot of unwanted usages.
We can’t control the whole world! But as literates, we at least know to save power in our surroundings; at office & home.
Note: The values are approximated to less value possible to make ourselves feel less guilty. There is a chance of more wastage than what we actually have estimated because there are still some forms of energy wastage which can’t be noticed!
THIS IS DEFINITELY A STORYTELLING, BUT THE ONE NEVER TOLD OR IMAGINED!
ANY UNTOLD STORY CAN’T BE CONCLUDED AS A HYPOTHESIS BEFORE GIVING IT A THOUGHT! THINK ABOUT IT.
Note: This is just a hypothesis that might be a possibility with ever growing technology, data & the evolving ways of easy processing.
Energy is central to nearly every major challenge & opportunity the world faces today so does an opportunity to choose a leader to you.
This is an opportunity that might be central to every major challenge or opportunity you face tomorrow but the emotions towards caste, influence is mundane to get replaced quickly. Science may help, Technology may be the witness to put one’s thoughts & mind forward for the well being of the human race. Either saving our country for future generations or saving the future of the country for generations, We are in the front line. The prior was our job, what we are absolutely good at maybe only in the energy space but that decides the future of a country, but the latter is something where we wanted to be a helping hand.
Before going digital, Dear people, please cast your vote because, #ApnaTimeAagaya
So, Digital Transformation for Elections & Future of Governance can be addressed for 3 categories.
It is the primary concept where elections fail, people go emotional in choosing a leader after all the humans right! But, the true sense of a political leader is always in disguise but not if digital trends like AI, Sensitivity analysis & Blockchain technology comes into the picture.
Technologies like these can record minute financial details & provide a clean chit for a political leader who can be in the race. Sensitivity analysis can help predict future behaviors based on the previous & AI, Machine Learning can help the leader by personalizing people experiences.
The process of voting can be made very transparent & effective with the technologies that we have now, needless to say, the Aadhar system had every individual’s security data (like fingerprints, address, mobile, etc.) & the voting system can be so secure & effective using biometric systems using retina, thumb impression, etc.
People & Governance:
Nearly 1.4 billion population & slow pace of #DigitaTransformation makes our governance the weakest in the whole world, but may not be anymore if all the above-mentioned technologies are in place making the#DigitalTransfusion into the whole country through every house/street by means of “Local Governance”.
Financial Matters like money, gold, properties are taken care of by Blockchain at it’s best.
Criminal Matters are taken care of by Sensitivity analysis & behavioral analytics using Big Data & Robotics.
The Agricultural, Industrial & Infrastructure can have co-aligned growth through technologies like IoT, Additive Manufacturing, Smart cities, EV, cloud technologies, etc.
Flawless governance is achievable with technologies like AI & machine learning, etc. to integrate all together.
Keeping aside the theory, Every change has it’s limitations & problems before stepping in. You all know the difficulties to implement these still-evolving technologies, but may not be impossible within 10-15 years. Let’s hope for the best.
Meanwhile, I would love to hear your thoughts on how #DigitalTransformation can help us achieve good governance in the comments below.
Sam is a complete Technology savvy, sports lover, most patient & responsible citizen to explore the infinite possibilities in the energy space to make the world a better place to live. Hear out for the Chairman at Elmeasure.
The digital world is the living world & the rest are just spectators. So, this statement gives birth to these 2 questions of all time, that makes Digital Transformation is not the luxury but necessary.
Are you Digital Ready? / Are you Digitally Ready?
Digital Transformation in many areas like Data, Analytics, Technology, Revenue, even strategy, etc… is accused of being merciless & collapse many fat-cat corporates within no time.
It is not a specific industry but, even the technological industries had their own versions of excuses for not preferring change & the following basic reasons has to be addressed for being on top.
No Information / Don’t see it coming
No idea of where to start & How it ends
Budget, Resources, & etc.
Digital Transformation is a process where the way an organization operates, measure & perform gets effective with less hassle in terms of measurement, monitoring & control.
So, In context to #DigitalTransformation in the shoes of Energy industry, We have 3 concepts to hit on.
1. Digital Transfusion but not Digital Transformation
In medical terms, Transfusion happens in order to change the old blood with a fresh one that suits. Electricity is one such bloodline that flows through the entire organization & any type of organization that demands primary attention. But, is it possible for Digital Transformation of the company particularly in Energy & power?
Yes, Which why we call it Digital Transfusion & this is how we help organizations to achieve the Digital Transformation.
2. Where to begin, especially when you have limited resources.
Basic digital transformation should start with a scope to cover the whole organization via energy & power resources that cover at least 40% of your annual expenses. These can be monitored, measured & controlled using a system that can recognize enormous energy-saving prospects, help optimize operations and track return on assets (ROA) to a great extent in manufacturing, industrial machinery, power & utilities, mining, oil & gas industries.
Adopting energy management software to provide flexibility, mobility and data access to help enterprises focus on their core business in addition to environmental sustainability.
#JustSaying Few Energy management systems (#ELNet) have recorded a whooping RoI of <6 months & reducing expenses by ~15% annually.
3. Where is this headed ultimately?
This can take us to the next level where organizations can personalize employee experiences, which is the future of work.
The capabilities of digital transition are the inclusion of real-time monitoring, and cloud services to ease the workflows, predict trends & behavior patterns offer plans in decision-making.
The rapid growth in technology towards digitalization allows the industry to take complete advantage in analyzing the overall energy usage, real-time processing of the acquired data, and tailoring the insights as per user needs. Energy management is leading the world’s energy efficiency with the rise of Interoperability (A concept that enlights the Internet of Things – IoT) even in the industry 4.0.
Let’s continue the talk in the stall: H12. D45 (D4511) at #HannoverMesse.
Middle East Electricity is one of the largest global exhibitions conducted every year in the middle east for Energy & Power industry. Unlike other exhibitions for Energy, MEE has got the caliber to pull the crowd from almost every continent.
There are pretty reasons why everyone who is somehow connected to energy space must visit the MEE. We at Elmeasure, always are emotionally connected to UAE as it has been our first export country & now we are spread over 50+ countries with a team, sales offices in UAE, USA & around 15 channel partners across the globe.
1. Political Diligence
The event was under the patronage of the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness, H.H SHEIKH MAKTOUM BIN MOHAMMED BIN RASHID AL MAKTOUM. He is the recognized influencer on LinkedIn.
احتضنت دولة الامارات اليوم رمزين عالميين لأكبر ديانتين سماويتين .. البابا فرانسيس .. والامام الأكبر أحمد الطيب .لقاء تاريخي تفخر بلادنا باستضافته ..وأطلقنا جائزة الإخوة الانسانية بمناسبة هذه الزيارة لترسيخ حوار حقيقي بين الأديان .. وتشرفت الجائزة بتكريم الرمزين في أول دورة لها pic.twitter.com/IeWd6h7edz
One of the richest countries in the world where people are highly compassionate & determined to the honest growth of the nation in every aspect, especially in energy, power & infrastructure. The ideology & policies of the country along with the technology & innovations of the companies originated there are worth visiting.
3. Geographical Convenience
Compared to the other regions, It is geographically situated exactly in the middle of the world, where it acts as a hub that can easily connect everyone. It is also one of the energy resources-rich areas that the major part of the world depended. Do we need a special mention about the architecture, scenic beauty & the shopping spots?
Why Visit Elmeasure?
We are one of the largest manufacturers of Digital Panel Meters in India spread our wings over 50+ countries carrying working experience with the giants of every industry.
Awarded fastest growing manufacturing company of India consecutive for 2016 & 2017
We are runner-up for the Best Manufacturing company in India in the SME category.
Our chairman Mr. Sam has been awarded the Amazing Entrepreneur of the year 2017.
Our Clientele in Dubai:
Well, This was from past achievements, let us put forth the present & future with you which is even more exciting.
1. Meet the ‘E’VENGERS:
The new heroes arose in the new battlefield, ENERGY. Elmeasure is determined to launch new inventions that make the energy management easy, fast & cheaper. Making the technology reach the nooks & corners of the globe is the only way we can make the world a better place to live
2. Energy Conservation Process (Solutions):
Witness how the Elmeasure helps organizations save at least 10-15% of energy consumption & Opex. It is not just the energy that needs an eye, but the productivity which is the big picture that involves manpower, resources, machines, etc.
This demands a comprehensive that works on the advanced technology like IoT to understand every type of parameters in electrical, process & should be intelligent enough process & transfer the data points in bulk seamlessly & help CXOs predict future behaviors.
While the world is going into the hands of digital technology & devices, It is very important to embrace this change & implement it to measure, monitor, control & conserve energy for the survival of the industries & see the future bright. Here are our most sorted products of the year & the new launches that are going to change the way, the world manages energy.
Lawrence is a versatile personality that exactly what it takes to head the International Biz’ at Elmeasure. He believes in the Made-in-India technology & products at Elmeasure needs to be reached to every nook & corner of the world & stops at no cost until achieves it.
When the energy you consume is the metric of your performance & growth, Frequent Energy Auditing is the best way to achieve your energy targets.
The energy audit is the key source of energy efficiency initiative. With the changing time and technology, energy audit report needs more detailed analytics representation. At present, an energy audit standard report contains the details of the plant/facility, energy usage analysis and energy conservation measures. This standard reporting contains the information that is already available with the client.
The smart reporting here means more analysis of the data to get more insights. Regression analysis is such an analytical tool that needs to be a part of an energy audit report. Regression analysis gives a clear picture of how energy usage varies depending on multiple variables.
Calculation of boiler efficiency is essential if its parameters need to be controlled for either maintaining or enhancing its efficiency. But the determination of boiler efficiency using the conventional method is time-consuming and very expensive. Hence, it is not recommended to find boiler efficiency frequently. The loss due to dry flue gas, loss due to hydrogen in fuel and loss due to moisture in fuel are the major boiler losses which contribute for the overall boiler losses.
To evaluate the boiler performance multiple regression analysis need to be performed on boiler efficiency based on the boiler losses due to dry flue gas, the hydrogen & the moisture content in fuel. The coefficient of determination (R2) determines the goodness of fit.
The technique can determine the factors that are best controlled or changed to affect (increase) the efficiency or other primary performance indication of the plant, as well as to establish a baseline or best-possible operational constraints to be used to control the plant in future.
Why is it required?
The advanced technology let us have access to huge connected data that are readily available for the industrial plants. Thus there is no time constraint to an energy expert to get a huge amount of data. Analytics of these data will lead many energy saving options. To achieve this, we need more details of the inter-dependency of different plant parameters. Hence with the help of this technique, we can save more energy with the united effort by subject matter expert, operation & maintenance personnel.
We have evaluated the applicability of this technique in a power plant. But these details enable a better analysis in all the sectors as a part of the energy audit report. This type of analysis helps us perform the first level energy analysis in frequent time. This technique will have a number of applications like the prediction of future energy consumption, equipment efficiency, possible energy waste areas, etc. If this type of insights is provided in the energy audit report, the submitted report will have more impact as compared to the standard report will help choose the right energy management for you.
Here are the few tools that come handy for an energy analyst, consultant or auditor & the software that help measure, monitor, control & conserve energy.
The Maverick Energy Analyst in Johnson Controls – Pune with zeal towards energy data analytics with an interdisciplinary approach between engineering, maths & statistics. He is an Energy consultant & performed the efficiency test for most of the thermal & electrical equipment including, The Power Plant (200 MW), Chemical, Iron, Mining, Textile, Engineering, Tea and Building, etc.