Advancements in meter data capturing technology have taken decades and bounds over the last few years, meaning manual meter readings and estimated bills are becoming a thing of the past.
Here are the benefits of the Automatic Meter Reading device for Public Utilities
They capture accurate meter readings, so there are no more estimated bills
They are more secure and beneficial for Tamper detection
They increase profitability and reduce costs
Our innovative UGO - Utility on the GO is a cutting-edge product in data collection and analysis. It is an ERP for managing all billing-related actions; and also provides much more services like Revenue Collection, Tariff Management, Survey, Consumer data handling.
It is an energy meter reading system that helps to automate the process of measuring consumption in Electricity, Gas, and Water Utilities to assimilate data, procure the diagnostic and status of data quickly and accurately irrespective of source. It does not just work to calculate billing amounts but also offers troubleshooting and analytics based on fetched meter data.
The manual process to capture energy readings is time-consuming and utility expenses are being high. However, using the UGO (Utility on the GO) – an automatic meter reading and data collection system has enabled large infrastructures across India to collect energy meter readings with ease and helps to conduct an in-depth analysis of Meter Data.
Sources of Meter Data collection using UGO -
Auto MRI with UGO Buddy Application
Smart Meter Data through HES
XML / MRD File Upload
Energy Meter Data can be captured through UGO Buddy App in a very easier way and can be synced to the server any time without any need of moving documents from one place to another; it has options to capture Meter status using Meter Image & various Remarks, Consumer info, Print Bill on the spot. UGO Buddy has a Location tracker which also helps in verifying consumer location.
Meter Data collection for consumers having a smart meter installed at their place is done by fetching Smart Meter’s data via HES (Head-End System) at a scheduled interval which require less human involvement.
Using the XML/MRD File Upload feature, bulk Meter Data can be uploaded to the UGO system in a very less time.
Meter Data Analysis with UGO BCS
Meter data captured through any of the above sources is displayed on specially designed UGO BCS. It groups all parsed parameters into different categories and also graphical representations are there for better comparison of data captured on a regular interval like Load survey, Maximum Demand, Daily Consumptions, etc. All data displayed on UGO BCS is also provided to download in MIOS XML format irrespective of the source.
Meter Data Analysis Summary report also generated by received meter data and displayed in UGO BCS that is provided to download or Print in PDF file. Including Summary Analysis, a Detailed Analysis report feature is also there like Reading reports, Process wise, LS Analysis, RTC Date Mismatch, and much more.
Conclusion :- The next time you are asked to analyze Meter Data, take your time to ask how that reading has been obtained. If that is manual, there could be chances of human errors in data, but it’s an alert you need a significant opportunity to save your precious time as well as money.
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