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KEY TRENDS AND OUTLOOK

  • What are the key trends in the power distribution sector?
  • What are the key issues and challenges? What is the role of metering in addressing some of these issues?
  • What is the outlook for the segment?

GOVERNMENT PERSPECTIVE

  • What is the current scenario of metering in India?
  • What are the key initiatives being taken by the government to improve metering?
  • What are the initiatives planned for supporting the segment?
UTLITY PERSPECTIVE
  • What are the new metering technologies being deployed by the utilities?
  • What has been the utilities’ experience in implementing these technologies?
  • What are the challenges faced?
  • What are the solutions being adopted to deploy these technologies?

REGULATORY PERSPECTIVE

  • What is the state regulators’ perspective on the new metering technologies?
  • What are the key challenges from a regulatory viewpoint?
  • What are the steps being taken by the regulators to enable the adoption of smart meters among utilities?

MANUFACTURERS' PERSPECTIVE

  • What are the new technologies being offered by the industry?
  • How is the industry gearing up to meet the specific requirements of the utilities?
  • What are the key issues and challenges faced by manufacturers?
  • What is the outlook for the metering market in the country?

SMART METERING

  • What are the key functionalities of the smart meters being deployed by utilities?
  • What are the cost trends? What are the benefits envisaged?
  • What are the different business models being adopted by the utilities?\

METER TESTING

  • What are the key considerations and limitations in meter testing?
  • What are the new meter testing requirements in view of the evolving meter designs and standards?
  • What is the meter testing capacity in India? How has the experience been?

AMR AND AMI

  • What are the key technology options? What are the benefits of AMR and AMI solutions?
  • How has the experience been so far? What are the key challenges faced?
  • What have been the cost trends?

METER DATA MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

  • What are the key benefits of meter data management systems?
  • Which technologies are being used by utilities for meter data acquisition?
  • What is the role of data analytics in improving the performance of utilities?

INTEROPERABILITY

  • What are the key challenges related to the interoperability of meters?
  • What are some of the steps being taken to ensure the interoperability of meters?
  • What are the other ways to address the interoperability issues?

NET METERING

  • What are the key drivers and policy directives?
  • What are the net metering needs and requirements?
  • What are the technology solutions being deployed for bidirectional meters?
METER COMMUNICATIONS
  • What are the communication needs and requirements for metering?
  • What are the various technology options? What are the preferred options of the utilities?
  • What are some of the key challenges being faced? How can these be addressed?

METER DESIGN

  • What are the key design considerations for meter manufacturers?
  • How are metering needs changing? What are the factors impacting meter design?
  • What are some of the new features added in meter designs?

PREVENTION OF METER TAMPERING

  • How does meter tampering impact the performance of utilities?
  • What are the technologies available to prevent meter tampering? What have been the benefits of deploying these technologies?

BEST PRACTICES

  • What are some of the global best practices in metering?
  • Which ones are the most relevant to India?
  • What is the utility experience in using metering as a measure to reduce AT&C losses?
 
       
 
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