Chennai, December 23, 2009: Omne Agate Systems, a Chennai-headquartered technology solution provider focusing on Online Energy Management Solutions, today announced the winning of a prestigious order from Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited (UHBVN) to implement India's first GPRS-based Metering System. Omne Agate has been chosen by UHBVN to conduct Online Energy Audits for 19000 Distribution Transformers for the next 3 years.
This contract is in compliance with the Restructured Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Programme (R-APDRP) of the Ministry of Power. With a budget of about Rs. 55,000 crores, R-APDRP is a Government of India initiative for reduction of AT&C losses through automated processes. Distribution Transformer Metering and Automated Meter Reading are the primary steps towards reduction of AT&C losses, and use of GPRS technology is the latest advancement in the Metering domain.
Omne Agate is an established market leader in the Automated Meter Reading (AMR) space with an existing installation base of more than 35000 AMR units, and another 18000 units under implementation across various utilities in India. The company's innovative and cost-effective solutions have helped many utilities improve power quality, reduce losses and move towards Clean Development Mechanism/ Carbon Credit.
Commenting on the win, Mr. K R Ilanghovan, Managing Director, Omne Agate Systems, said, "Over the last decade, we have built a strong customer base among electricity boards across the country and have emerged as a market leader in the AMR space. GPRS-enabled Metering is a revolution in the AMR space and a timely technology solution to address India's power deficit issue. We are proud to be pioneers in the building and implementation of this technology. In the forthcoming financial year, we will look at growing our footprint in the private sector."