Smart metering in smart grid

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The paper talks about smart metering in the smart grid and its implementation in India. The conventional energy meters have huge disadvantages as compared to the smart meters. There is a huge increase in demand for load in India. The problem is that these demands have not been satisfied fully. There are over 200 million households out of which 40 million households still have no electricity supply. Even if the demands were to be satisfied, numerous problems arise pertaining to the loss of energy which in turn affects the economy of a nation. Crimes such as power thefts are also increasing day by day. Not only this but the present scenario for the post-paid systems also seem to fail. Hence, the Smart Meter will solve the above problems. Smart Meter will not only measure energy but also exchange the power consumption information between utility companies and consumers. In the paper, we have proposed some solutions which could actually help in reducing the electricity’s loss and advantages of smart meters. India is the place where most of the people can’t afford to pay the bills for their electricity consumption or for the ones who don’t even have such a connection, this might be a golden opportunity. The deployment of Smart Meter in India will result in detection of power theft at a faster rate. People don’t have to wait in line to pay their electricity bills, they can easily recharge their Smart Meter using prepaid mode. Hence, it is popularity is increasing day by day. Given below are smart meter architecture, prepaid mode, post-paid mode and a way to detect power theft. This idea can be used anywhere around the world and it would really be helpful.




Semwal, P., Palit, S., Indulkar, S., & Senthilmurugan, S. (2019). Smart metering in smart grid. International Journal of Engineering and Advanced Technology, 8(4), 1020–1027.

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