Omron unveils first-of- its-kind solution to address critical issue of power theft
Omron, the world leader in sensing and control technologies, announced the launch of its Integrated Tamper Detection Solution – world’s first of its kind - to address the national level concerns of power ‘theft’ in the electricity sector in India. The solution is positioned as a revolutionary offering for Smart Energy Management.
Conceptualised in association with Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL), the endeavour is visualised as a milestone in enabling the Smart Grid initiative by the government and is also expected to play a key role in shaping the macro initiatives of national importance such as the need to channelise and curb losses caused by power theft. Transmission and distribution (T&D) losses remain one of the major concerns for the power sector in India. As per varied industry reports, the country ranks fifth in the world in terms of installed capacity but still more than 300 million people do not have access to electricity. This unavailability and insufficiency of electricity has a strong linkage with the transmission & distribution losses which amount to around 40 % of the total production.