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An introduction to smart Meters -Technical details


On July 21st, an informative session on Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and smart meters was expertly conducted by Mr. T.P. Unnikrishnan, a seasoned authority in the field. This technical session took place at the Engineers’ House in Kozhikode and attracted an audience of around 50 participants, all of whom were employees of the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB).


Mr. Unnikrishnan’s presentation focused on elucidating the intricate landscape of modern metering technology, with a special emphasis on the practical implementation and advantages of AMI systems and smart meters. The participants were enlightened about the potential of AMI to facilitate two-way communication between utility providers and consumers, leading to real-time data exchange and the ability to remotely monitor electricity usage.


The session delved deep into the nuances of smart meters, highlighting their pivotal role in ensuring precise metering, accurate billing, and energy conservation. Attendees were introduced to a plethora of features and functionalities offered by smart meters, including load profiling, outage detection, and tamper alerts.



The engaging style of Mr. Unnikrishnan’s presentation captured the attention of the participants, fostering an environment of active participation and knowledge-sharing. He effectively addressed queries, provided real-world case studies, and underscored the transformative potential of AMI systems in modernising the power sector while simultaneously enhancing the end-user experience.

Held at the Engineers’ House in Kozhikode, the session on AMI and smart meters, orchestrated by Mr. T.P. Unnikrishnan, left an indelible mark. It provided the employees of KSEB with an encompassing insight into the manifold benefits and implications of these technologies. The event served as a significant platform for the exchange of knowledge, propelling participants towards a more enriched and effective contribution to the progression of electricity distribution paradigms.