Overview

The intent of Optical Probe based Spot Billing application is to Download Meter Reading from the Energy Meter and to issue Energy Bill as per Meter Reading recorded by the Metering Equipment in order to ensure accurate Energy Bill is rendered to the Consumer

Benefits

Benefits of the Optical Probe based Spot Billing application are as under: -

  • Increases Billing Efficiency of Distribution Companies.
  • Increases Collection Efficiency of Distribution Companies.
  • Reduces Revenue Realization time by decreasing turnaround time of bill generation and bill distribution.
  • Ensures Rotation of Meter Readers at regular intervals authenticated through Face Recognition/Biometric Fingerprint Recognition.
  • Enhances productivity of the Employees involved in Billing and Collection process.
  • Reduces revenue losses due to errors and omissions which characterize Manual Billing.
  • Acquires analytical information related to Consumer viz. Aadhar No, Nature of Consumer Premises, GIS attributes etc.
  • Automates Geo Mapping of the Consumer base.
  • Ensures Immediate availability of the Electricity Bills upon generation on the E-Payment Service which will further facilitate quick payment.
  • Enables quick remote change management and implementation in case of any tariff revision.
  • Enables Distribution Companies to achieve Consumer Delight.

Key Features

Features of the Optical Probe based Spot Billing application are as under: -

  • Configurable for Consumer Indexing, Meter Reading and Bill Distribution or Spot Billing activities.
  • Enables Meter Readers to Download and Install the Mobile app from Play Store and submit a request to register them as a Meter Reader.
  • Enables Power Distribution Company to review the particulars of the Meter Reader viz. his Name, Father’s Name, Address, Email ID (if any), Mobile No, Aadhar No, and Photograph to approve or disapprove such request as a Meter Reader, Bill Distributor, Supervisor, Manager and allocate one or more Operation Divisions entrusted to it.
  • Enables Power Distribution Company to block and activate any Meter Reader, Bill Distributor, Supervisor, Manager approved by it earlier.
  • Enables Power Distribution Company to allocate/deallocate Consumers to a Meter Reader for which Meter Reading/Spot Billing activity is to be undertaken by him.
  • Enables Power Distribution Company to allocate/deallocate Consumers to a Bill Distributor for which Bill Distribution activity is to be undertaken by him.
  • Enables Power Distribution Company to import Input Data for Meter Reading/Spot Billing activity at the onset of each Bill Group through a Flat File as per format or through Web Services.
  • Enables Meter Reader to download the Input Data of the Consumers allocated to it.
  • Enables Meter Reader to search Consumer based on Account ID, Consumer No, Meter No etc.
  • Enables Meter Reader to record Meter Status and download Instantaneous Parameters from Downloadable Meters of various makes and types.
  • Enables Meter Reader to download Load Survey and Temper Records from Downloadable Meters of various makes and types.
  • Enables Meter Reader to record Meter No, Meter Make, Meter Type, Meter Status and Meter Reading for Meters which are not Downloadable or for Meters which couldn’t be Downloaded due to communication failure and take Photograph of Meter Display so as same could be made available for verification at a later stage.
  • Enables automatic verification of availability of Internet Connectivity and sufficient bandwidth to upload Meter Reading to Cloud Servers or to store it in Mobile Handset so as same could be uploaded as and when Internet is available.
  • Enables automatic validation of Meter Readings taken by the Meter Reader as per logics provided by the Power Distribution Company and generates Energy Bill as per Tariff and Regulations of the respective Power Regulator.
  • Enables generation of Energy Bills offline as per Tariff Orders and Regulations wherever Internet Connectivity is not available and upload such bills immediately upon availability of internet connectivity.
  • Enables Meter Reader to print Energy Bill through Bluetooth Thermal Printer immediately upon its generation.
  • Uploads coordinates from which Meter Reading was taken by the Meter Reader.
  • Enables Meter Reader/Bill Distributor to print the QR Code using Bluetooth based Label Printer.
  • Enables Bill Distributor to scan the QR Code to retrieve the particulars of the Consumer for verification of Consumer address and also to validate acknowledgement of the Bill has been distributed to the Consumer.
  • Enables Meter Readers/Bill Distributions to verify No of Meter Readings taken, Bills Issued and Bill Distributed and No of Readings Pending with him.
  • Enables Power Distribution Company to mark Consumers for which Special Reading is to be taken for Verification purposes or to issue Final Bill
  • Automates Notification to concerned Meter Reader and Supervisor to take Special Reading in all such cases.
  • Enables Meter Reader/Supervisor to view List of pending Consumers for which Special Reading is to be taken.
  • Enables Meter Reader to navigate to such Consumers so as to record Special Reading.
  • Provides MIS Reports as per Requirements of Power Distribution Company

Industries Served

Power
Gas
Urban Local Bodies
Cantonment Boards