Saving today for a better tomorrow

The building sector has a potential to making energy savings of 50 per cent or more by 2050, in support of limiting global temperature rises to 2°C (above pre-industrial levels). Some of the most effective means to achieving a range of global goals, can be achieved by developing energy-efficient buildings.


Net metering and gross metering

In 2015, the Government of India set a huge renewable energy capacity target of 175 gigawatts (GW) by 2022, for transitioning to a low-carbon pathway. Of this, 40 GW was expected to be achieved through decentralized and rooftopscale solar projects.


Direct benefit transfer: bringing subsidy reforms in power sector

The distribution sector is a key link in the entire power sector business value chain and stands as a cash register for it. However, the financial health of distribution companies is not in good shape.


Demand Aggregator - Single Point Connection in Open Access for MSMEs

MSMEs are the engine room for employment and economic prosperity for India. They need maximum support to reduce their costs and increase their output. Good quality, reliable, and cost-effective power is quintessential for them.


Empowering MSMEs for an energy efficient economy

Micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are an integral part of the Indian economy. With a host of energy-efficiency products, solutions, and services, Secure is keen to improve the performance of the MSME sector.


Oxy CPAP p12 - A breathing aid device to help Covid-19 patients

The outbreak of Coronavirus, Covid-19, has created a global health crisis. Healthcare systems are overwhelmed, and the effective delivery of medical care to all Covid-19 patients has become a challenge worldwide.


Heat network optimisation to mitigate fuel poverty

Networked heating can reduce energy costs for users and service providers and helps to mitigate fuel poverty. More efficient heating networks can also significantly reduce the carbon footprint of urban centres.


Decarbonise heating: all heat networks must be future ready by Jan 2021

To achieve net zero carbon emissions in UK, virtually all emissions from heat generation and use in buildings and industry must be eliminated. There is no single solution. Meeting decarbonised heat targets will be achieved by a mix of different technologies and options.


Energy efficiency in homes

Energy efficiency can be the most cost-effective and quickest way to reduce carbon emissions and meet the challenge of increasing energy prices however, the public sector needs to do much more to take advantage of these benefits.


Prepayment in Manipur: achieving load control and revenue completion

This article highlights the improvement achieved by Manipur State Electricity Department (MED) in revenue collection and reduction in peak load using pre-payment metering.


Meter data acquisition system implementation - metering international | issue 2-2013

Reforms within the power sector in India have been going on for more than a decade. Initially the focus was on bringing about structural changes like unbundling of the state electricity boards (SEBs) and the creation of generation, transmission.


Managing reactive power - power watch India | issue August - 2012

In the operations of power plants, management of reactive power plays an important role in maintaining and cotrolling transmission losses and bringing stability in grid operations and system voltage.


Importance of in-circuit reliability of energy meters - electrical India | issue June - 2012

Electricity meters are ubiquitous in today's world and considering the importance of electricity they meausure, it is absolutely necessary that they do not fail. Unlike electro-mechanical meters.


Smart metering solutions - smart utilities | issue April-May 2011

India is the sixth largest power consumer in the world and the third largest in Asia. The country's installed capacity (as of March 2011) stood at 173.6 GW. This corresponds to energy generation of 800 billion units.


The road to smart metering in Australia - metering international | issue 1 - 2011

Australia has a federal system of government. In 1901, the six independent British colonies of Queensland, New South Wales (NSW), Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania agreed to join together...


The road to smart metering in Australia - metering international | issue 2 - 2011

Australia's electricity sector has been the subject of ongoing micro-economic reform since the mid-1990s, progressing from individual state-based regulatory regimes to a largely integrated national structure.


The road to smart metering in Australia - metering international | issue 3 - 2011

Like the rest of the world's industrialized economies, Australia has a centralized model of electricity production and distribution. In the past, the industry was centralized at regional and state level but micro-economic reforms over the past fifteen years...


Data Security – The challenge is often bigger than you think

Meters have long been construed as cash registers for utilities. As such, the accuracy and authenticity of data used for billing has always been of concern to them, says Kaushik Ghosh, Group CTO, Secure Meters.