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PowerON Billing Meter

Upgrading to new technology to minimize time and power wastage, and contributing to digital India.

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Created by Santhosh R | March 31, 2017

Version 7 | April 24, 2017
Cost: USD 10 | Feasibility: Slightly Complex | Reproducible: Yes


Problem Statement

Upgrading to new technology to minimize time and power wastage, and contributing to digital India.

Summary

This system accepts account recharge and allows usage as per recharge and then cuts off the supply once the allotted amount is exhausted.

Description


It is time to say goodbye to old electricity meters, Power ON is here! Our prepaid electricity-billing meter can be widely used to provide a new more customized electricity billing system, where users may recharge when they intend to use the facility. Our prepaid meters use GSM modems that allows our clients to recharge the meter remotely using SMS messages. This puts forward innovative electricity billing method and “use as needed” electricity usage scheme. It also eliminates the need for manual electricity meter reading.
This prepaid electricity billing meter produced under Digital India Scheme, helps reduce labor cost by eliminating normal meter readers. Consumers can recharge their meters at any given time via mobile phones. With our meters, faulty meter readings and unnecessary power wastage are things of the past. You pay for only what you use. We have separate meters for Home and industrial use. Upgrade to Power ON and start saving! For more info log on to www.poweron.com or call 2299822.



GSM Modem
The SIM 900 is a complete Quad-band GSM/GPRS solution in a SMT module which can be embedded in the customer applications. Featuring industry standard interface, the SIM 900 delivers GSM / GPRS 850/900/1800/1900MHz performance for voice, SMS, data, and fax in a small form factor and with low power consumption. With a tiny configuration of 24mm x 24mm x 3mm, SIM 900 can fit almost all the space requirements in your M2M application, especially for slim and compact demand of design.


Challenges Foreseen

Notifying citizens residing in rural areas about this technology. Unit of electricity is slightly more expensive compared to normal meters. Convincing current consumers to switch to prepaid meters