Design and cost analysis of an automatic meter reading system for Electricité du Liban

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dc.contributor.author Ghajar, Raymond
dc.contributor.author Khalife, Joe
dc.contributor.author Richani, Brahim
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-22T12:12:20Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-22T12:12:20Z
dc.date.copyright 2000
dc.date.issued 2016-02-22
dc.identifier.issn 0957-1787 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/3149
dc.description.abstract This paper summarizes the results of a study for modernizing the electricity metering, billing and collection processes for Electricité du Liban (EDL), the national power company of Lebanon. The objective of this study is to provide EDL with the best alternatives for modernizing their electricity metering of low-voltage customers. These customers are currently being metered using a variety of old and new electromechanical meters. The metering process at EDL is manual, and prone to errors. The existing system does not provide EDL with reliable methods to readily check bills, identify problematic customers, and reduce fraud. Therefore, EDL’s modernization requirements include an automated system capable of enhancing current metering processes, minimizing fraud, and maximizing revenue collection. This paper will describe the functional requirements of EDL and investigate the feasibility of using Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) technology to satisfy these requirements. Both procedural and equipment modernization techniques will be identified and assessed. The proposed modernization system will make EDL’s metering activities as advanced as those of modern utilities. Most importantly, with the modernized system, EDL will regain the confidence of its customers, and would become a highly reputable and revenue generating organization. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Design and cost analysis of an automatic meter reading system for Electricité du Liban en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SOE en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199590160 en_US
dc.author.idnumber 198790350
dc.author.woa N/A en_US
dc.author.department Electrical Engineering en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Utilities Policy en_US
dc.journal.volume 9 en_US
dc.journal.issue 4 en_US
dc.article.pages 193-205 en_US
dc.keywords Automatic meter reading en_US
dc.keywords Non-technical losses en_US
dc.keywords Billing and collection en_US
dc.keywords Case study en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0957-1787(02)00004-8 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Ghajar, R., Khalife, J., & Richani, B. (2000). Design and cost analysis of an automatic meter reading system for Electricite du Liban. Utilities Policy, 9(4), 193-205. en_US
dc.author.email rghajar@lau.edu.lb
dc.author.email jkhalife@lau.edu.lb
dc.identifier.url http://www.academia.edu/9297257/Design_and_cost_analysis_of_an_automatic_meter_reading_system_for_Electricit%C3%A9_du_Liban
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0630-8140 en_US

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