Pune: MSEDCL to install prepaid meters for 36.33 lakh consumers | Tap to know more 

Pune: MSEDCL to install prepaid meters for 36.33 lakh consumers | Tap to know more 

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The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) is gearing up to install prepaid meters for 36.33 lakh consumers, commencing next month. This initiative aims to streamline electricity usage and minimize losses. In a pilot project spearheaded by MSEDCL, smart meters will be installed in select areas.

Rajendra Pawar, the chief engineer of Pune circle, revealed that three areas have been chosen for this trial. In Pune city, the Bund Garden division will witness the introduction of these meters. Additionally, in the rural regions, smart meters will be deployed in Mulshi taluka and outskirts such as Uruli Kanchan, Wagholi, and Phursungi areas.

To ensure efficient monitoring, MSEDCL has designated office space in the Rasta Peth main office (Prakashgad) of Pune circle. This setup will include DTP operators, computers, and other essential equipment. Pawar emphasized that within the next 15 days, installation work will commence in the specified areas on an experimental basis.

The primary objective is to deploy a minimum of 25,000 smart meters in each area. This extensive coverage will enable the company to closely monitor losses and analyze them as case studies. By collecting comprehensive data, MSEDCL aims to devise effective strategies to curb electricity pilferage and enhance operational efficiency.

This initiative marks a significant step towards modernizing the electricity distribution system in Maharashtra. It not only empowers consumers with greater control over their usage but also facilitates better management of resources for the electricity company.
With the successful implementation of smart meters, MSEDCL is poised to revolutionize the energy landscape, paving the way for a more sustainable and efficient future.

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