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The energy sector of any country plays a major role in its economy in today's world. The reduction of Transmission and Distribution losses is a key discussion point at all forums. In parallel to such efforts the automation of theft monitoring and generation of e-Billing is a requirement of the time. The automation in metering and billing will not only help tackle the problem of distribution losses to some extent but will also help in using the manpower of electricity distribution companies in a more effective manner. The application of Automated Meter Reading (AMR) system, e-Billing and e-Monitoring using Machine to Machine (M2M) connectivity is the primary theme of this paper. It explains the design of a prototype meter for AMR application, its M2M connectivity to the central server and generation of e-bills for the customers. The paper also concisely introduces the quantum of losses across the globe and particularly in Pakistan in terms of T&D losses. These figures have been collected from various authentic sources including World Bank's Development Indicators.
Systems Conference, 2010 4th Annual IEEE
Date of Conference: 5-8 April 2010