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Omne Agate bags order from Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam to implement India's First GPRS-based Metering System
 
To conduct Online Energy Audits for 19000 Distribution Transformers
 
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."
 
Advantages of GPRS-enabled Metering
Real-time and dynamic data collection
Continuous recording and monitoring of consumption, load survey and power quality
Multiple meter data management
Protocol independent
Proactive management
Enables applications such as: online billing, utility operations, emergency demand response, consumer options, pricing options, energy audit, and energy accounting
A GPRS-enabled Meter pushes data continuously
  UHBVN project details
 
The project with UHBVN involves Supply, Erection, Installation and Commissioning of LT/CT Electronic Trivector Meters, LT/CT's and GPRS Modem/Router for Distribution Transformer Metering in Urban and Rural areas under UHBVN.
The project is expected to be completed in nine months.
  About UHBVN
 
Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited (UHBVN), a Govt. of Haryana undertaking undertakes the Power Distribution and Retail Supply Business in the Northern Parts of Haryana. UHBVN is registered under the Companies Act-1956 and commenced its operations in July, 1999. UHBVN inherited the distribution business of erstwhile Haryana state Electricity Board in pursuance to second transfer scheme notified by the Govt. of Haryana on July 1, 1999.
For more details, please visit: www.uhbvn.com.
  About Omne Agate Systems
 
Headquartered in Chennai, Omne Agate is a leading technology solution provider focusing on Online Energy Management Solutions. Founded in 2000, the company is a pioneer in the Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) domain, which includes Automated Meter Reading (AMR) and Energy Audit. Omne Agate's solutions have helped many utilities improve their power quality and move towards Clean Development Mechanism/ Carbon Credit. Omne Agate has state-of-the-art design and manufacturing facilities in Chennai and Meghalaya. For more information, please visit: www.omneagate.com.
 
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