Hybrid System Automatic Meter Reading

Nayan, M Yunus and Primacanta, Aryo Handoko (2009) Hybrid System Automatic Meter Reading. In: ICITE 2009, Kota Kinabalu Sabah.

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Basically, Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) as the power utility company in Malaysia have two methods to take the metering data from their customers. For their ordinary customers (OPC, Ordinary Power Customer), they used conventional method, by sending meter-readers on monthly basis to do meter reading from meters installed at their customers premises. For large or industrial customers (LPC, Large Power Customer), they used GSM-based Automated Meter Reading (AMR) technology. So GSM module is attached to each LPC’s meter, and data reading can be done automatically without visiting their customer’s sites. For OPC customers, conventional method is facing some issues that need to be improved. In this paper we described the propose hybrid Automated Metering Reading (AMR) system which is a combination of ZigBee and GSM technology. In this propose system ZigBee module will be attached to the meter by using interface board and the data collector will be connected to the central computer by using GSM. The system is suitable with Malaysian condition which already implemented GSM-based AMR in LPC. With this system TNB can save cost in doing meter reading and provide better services to their customers.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Departments / MOR / COE:Departments > Electrical & Electronic Engineering
ID Code:1927
Deposited By: Dr Mohd Yunus Nayan
Deposited On:03 May 2010 04:18
Last Modified:19 Jan 2017 08:25

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