Energy Sciences, Engineering Sciences


Smart Card Operated Prepaid Energy Meter


Energy Sciences, Engineering Sciences

Focus Area:

Energy Meter

Social Benefits:

The meter reduces deployment of extra man power for taking meter reading, payment collection and removes the entire infrastructure for electricity bill collection system, The technology manage optimal load dispatch through an in built programmable load limiter to avoid grid collapse due to over load, The system having a portable battery powered card recharging unit which can recharge the card against money for door to door card selling.

Developing Agency:

CSIR- Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CMERI), West Bengal

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Brief Description

Description :

The smart card operated prepaid energy meter uses embedded technology to dispatch electricity at the consumers end. It displays the consumption of electricity(KWH) along with balance amount (Rs) through a front end display fitted into the meter.

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