Shalu Agrawal, Sunil Mani, Karthik Ganesan, Abhishek Jain
February 2020 | Power Markets
Suggested citation: Agrawal, Shalu, Sunil Mani, Karthik Ganesan, and Abhishek Jain. 2020. What Smart Meters Can Tell Us? Insights on Electricity Supply and Use in Mathura and Bareilly Households. New Delhi: Council on Energy, Environment and Water.
This study provides insights into urban household electricity consumption patterns by collecting high-frequency data from nearly 100 smart meters installed in Mathura and Bareilly districts of Uttar Pradesh. It investigates the gaps in the quality of supply and discusses how power distribution companies can utilise the smart meter data for effective service delivery and demand management. Further, it discusses the developments in smart metering technology and how Indian power utilities are tapping into the opportunities offered by this technology. The study also outlines the policy implications of the insights derived and proposes recommendations. The data presented in the study was collected between May and October 2019.
Appliance penetration among the sample households varies across the two districts
Source: Author’s analysis