Power Electronics

Controllers Make Energy Meters More Efficient

Improving energy efficiency for electric metering systems by up to 30% and helping streamline utility business operations, Incotex Co. Ltd., Moscow is leveraging multiple technologies from Texas Instruments in its meter management solutions now being implemented throughout Russia, Kazahstan, the Ukraine and Belorussia. TI’s MSP430 microcontroller (MCU) and TMS320C2000 digital signal controller (DSC) technologies help utility companies comply with environmental protection standards, minimizing power leakages while also advancing customer service with automatic outage detection and more accurate, timely readings.

Based on TI’s TMS320F28015 DSC, MSP430F155 and MSP430FE427 ultra-low power MCUs and data converters, Incotex's automated meter management (AMM) systems for electrical power distribution networks are optimized to deliver advanced efficiency capabilities to utility providers and end-users around the world.

Exemplifying Incotex's energy efficient offerings, the company's Mercury AMM system for electrical power distribution networks uses TI controller technology to provide automated data collection directly from consumer energy meters over power lines. This makes it possible for electrical utilities to easily detect and correct the location of energy losses. TI’s ultra-low power MSP430 MCU helps reduce the meters' energy loss up to 30% percent through detection of electric energy loss and theft.

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