In continuation of the post on ABT and ABT Meters, this post talks about the parameters being read by the ABT meter. Since ABT meters find very specific applications, it contains a particular bucket of parameters being read and recorded by the meter. On the issue of interoperability, CEA resolved very clearly. Below is a gist of it:

  • There shall be three types of energy meters
    • Energy accounting / Audit Meters – For feeder and DTC
    • Interface Meters – For Boundary / Bank / ABT/ IPPs
    • Consumer Meters – For HT as well as LT
  • The above meters shall provide the electrical and non-electrical parameters identified and Classified under following groups
    • Instantaneous Parameters
    • Profile generic or Load Survey Parameters.
    • Accounting/ billing Parameters.
    • Abstract Parameters
      • Name Plate Details
      • Programmable Parameters
    • Event conditions (including tampers)
  • The number of identified parameters for each of the above-listed groups and meters types is summarized in TABLE –A of this sheet.
  • The individual parameter is listed under TABLE-B of this sheet.
  • These data storage inside the meter would IEC 62056 compliant, and the OBIS code would be allocated accordingly.
  • It is recommended that a separate committee is constituted by MOP for maintenance of parameter list, its OBIS codes and regulate the future requirements from any utilities.

We shall look into the regulatory aspects related to ABT mechanism in the following post.

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