What is Energy Loss

Utility Companies have the enormous task to reduce the losses of electrical energy generated(Technical and Non-Technical Losses). We usually refer to the non-technical losses as Commercial losses. In monetary terms one can view total losses as the monetary value of Utility injected into the grid that are not paid for by the user.

Causes of Energy Loss

Technical loss

  • Improper Designs
  • Over Loading
  • Voltage Drops
  • Low Power factor
  • Installation Quality
  • Insufficient Maintenance.

Commercial loss

  • Insufficient Customer Data
  • Insufficient Metering Equipment
  • Insufficient Billing systems
  • Insufficient Credit Control
  • Utility theft
    • Illegal Connections
    • Meter Tampering
  • Corruption
  • Incorrect installation of meters

Our Proposal / Solution

DES, Automatic Metering Infrastructure (AMI) system is designed to enhance the collection of revenues for Clientswhilst reducing their technical loss with state of the art technologies.

Technical loss

  • DES will install smart metering equipment on transformer LT level. This meter will not only record the transformer loading but also the voltage quality, line -balance, power factor, load factor and o ther relevant technical information.
  • Should the transformer be equipped with temperature measuring instruments, the temperatures (oil and/or winding) will also be monitored.
  • The AMI Web-based portal will display this technical data in Report form, which will be available to our clients for planning and maintenance of the LT network.
  • This system will be available on the HT side of the network with the provision that Current and Voltage Transformers are installed.

Commercial loss

  • DES Smart Metering and Pre-Payment system for our clients addresses all the commercial losses mention above.
  • The power outflow from a specific transformer vs power usage will be compared to curb power theft. In this instance it will be required to have all the secondary circuits on Smart Metering, which might only be possible in some cases.

Smart Grid

We provide Prefabricated Sub-Stations

  • This system is formulated as a solution for existing problems present in the construction of a Sub-Station.
  • The equipment and technology are highly integrated to promote the standardization of construction and management of a Sub-Station.
  • Reducing environmental impact, and increasing design flexibility.
  • Unlike traditional substations, the Prefabricated Sub-Stations come preassembled. Thus, reducing cost for transportation of multiple parts as well as cost of assembly, field wiring, and testing at the site.

Smart Transformers

DES Energy Loss Reduction is composed of four layers:

Application Layer: includes meter data management system (MDM), prepaid function system, account management and customer relationship management system (CRM), line loss analysis, billing management and tamper analysis and open data interfaces of MDM and other management information systems.

Platform Layer: covers networked data management system, mission planning and execution, protocol management, link management, etc.

Communication Layer: is integrated communication networks, which is either wired (xPON/MSTP/Ethernet) or wireless
(3G/GPRS/4G LTE).

Terminal Layer: refers to smart meters that conform to STS, IEC and ANSI, with communication through PLC, RS4857, RF
and GPRS, and concentrators and various power vending terminals, etc.

Smart Metering (AMI)

Benefit for Utilities:

  • Two-way communication with reliable data.
  • Detection of Meter Tampering.
  • Better Evaluation and Management of Energy Consumption.
  • More Versatile Payment Options
  • Improved Reliability and Outage Management
  • Improves safety by sending alerts if there are conditions in the meter base that cause dangerously high temperatures.