Idea - FICS

Smart Meter

Team and Contact Details

Student Name School Degree Year Email
AbdulWasey Ali
Syed Muhammad

Inter School Idea ? No
Do you need expertises from another area: No
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Idea Details

Idea Name: Smart Meter
Slogan: Save energy. Save the nation.
Supervisor Name: Dr. Sarmad Majeed Malik
Supervisor Designation: Assistant Professor
Supervisor School: CEME
Supervisor Department: Electrical Engineering
Contact number: +92 321 5503161
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    Smart meters are a possible solution for efficient power supply management, optimization load forecasting, remote monitoring, and electricity usage tracking.
What is the unmet need in society that your idea will fulfill ?
    No more meter readers. No more estimated billing. Enhanced theft protection. Enhanced load forecasting. Informing the consumers of peak times. Two-way communication between smart meter and energy provider. It is instrumental for opening the gates to implementing a nation wide smart grid in Pakistan.
Who needs it ? How many would benefit ?
   Almost all Pakistanis need it as it would improve the nation wide consumption of electricity, reducing the gap between demand and supply.
How will the solution works
    An upgrade from the normal meter, with a digital display showing the current bill and consumption. With the help of a microprocessor and a SIM module, it will upload real time consumption of electricity and bill onto an online server. This data will be sent to the provider and the consumer via an application. Whenever electricity theft is detected, the utility will be notified and the smart meter will cut off the unauthorized supply using relays.
Who are your competitors ? How is your solution different
    There are currently no local competitors. Internationally, there are a handful of countries that have or are currently implementing smart meters. It is different from anything available in Pakistan.
Status: new
Entry Date & Time: 2021-01-14 (1008)