OMRON undertakes expansion in the smart energy segment

New Delhi [India]: Aiming to solve the critical issues faced the energy sector in India, OMRON updated its portfolio with an array of innovative solutions, which are being displayed at the ongoing India Smart Grid Week-2017.

OMRON aims to support the utilities to manage a considerable proportion of losses caused due to power theft by providing first-of-its-kind sensing solutions which make the meters ‘tamper evident’ and provide remote disconnect with real-time monitoring.

Another notable solution is the Line Monitoring Sensor that has the capability of detecting hooking and leakage at the distribution lines enabling the utilities further. This solutions gains immense importance considering the country has about 4, 00, 000 km stretch of distribution lines needing an efficient monitoring and management.

Live demos of flow sensors and seismic sensors, utilised for gas meters, air conditioners and for managing secondary damage caused by earthquakes, has also been displayed. These solutions ensure safety and efficiency of energy usage making residences and business establishments smarter.

“Tomorrow’s world is going to run on sensors and data, including the power industry. OMRON has an array of solutions to help India become smarter and energy efficient. This resonates well with many key initiatives of the government like National Smart Grid Mission, deployment of 250 mn Smart Meters by 2027, Smart Cities Mission, rural electrification by 2019, etc,” said Vinod Raphael, Country Business Head – OMRON Electronic and Mechanical Components business division, India.

As per the industry reports, India is the 3rd largest producer of electricity in the world. However, the losses incurred run to USD 16 billion per annum. Power theft and pilferage are some of the key causes contributing to this mismanagement.

OMRON’s tamper detection sensor was unveiled in last year’s ISGW and has now been empanelled in the Smart Grid lab of Tata Power along with other solutions.

India Smart Grid Week is the third edition of the conference-cum-exhibition on smart grids and smart cities, organised by India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF). (ANI)