Successful Handing Over of AMI Project for MEPCO & PESCO
December 11, 2015
MicroTech Industries (MTI) has successfully implemented the largest AMI roll out in two major utilities (MEPCO & PESCO) of Pakistan. In these separate AMI networks more than 50,000 smart energy meters have been deployed along with IT infrastructure and network management system. Also these smart meters have been successfully integrated into the billing system of the respective utilities. This system has automated and streamlined the utility operations from energy recording to the collection of revenues which in effect is increasing billing efficiency and reducing aggregate technical and commercial losses.
For this project, MTI provided 3-phase whole current and LT/HT smart energy meters as well as its own Smart Eye Meter Data Collector (MDC). MTI also provided installation, implementation, communication and hosting services to both utilities.
Keeping in view the stringent implementation timelines and vast scope of the project, MTI utilized a specialized tool, Asset Deployment & Management Suit (ADMS). This Real Time Project Tracking Tool facilitated in live tracking, feedback and project status updates which allowed different management tiers to deploy and gauge the progress of assets. It also helped planning, monitoring and managing field network deployments by using a GIS based automatic mechanism for progress tracking utilizing dashboard views and progress graphs.
Multiple capacity building and training sessions were delivered to different tiers of management staff in MEPCO & PESCO. These targeted training sessions have helped the DISCOs improve the skill set required to realize the intrinsic value of the deployed AMI network.
Currently, the project is in the stabilization phase in which MTI is providing continuous backend customer support and ensuring steadiness of the overall system. Two separate AMI cells have been established in MEPCO and PESCO respectively to make the system robust and problem free.