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সর্ব-শেষ হাল-নাগাদ: ২০ সেপ্টেম্বর ২০২১

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প্রি-পেইড মিটারিং তথ্য এবং অপারেশন ম্যানুয়াল

a. Prepaid System Operation Manual

b. Hexing Meter Manual

c. Inhe Meter Manual

d. Linyang Meter Manual

e. Eastern Meter Manual

f. Pre-Paid Metering System Facebook Group

 

Pre-Paid Meter in BPDB

Maintained by

Directorate of Pre-Paid Metering System

BPDB, Dhaka-1000.


 

The conventional postpaid billing method involves a group of meter readers taking reading from the postpaid meter installed at consumers’ premises and then conveying this reading to the computer center. Electricity bill is prepared based on these readings and then the bill is distributed to the consumers’ premises. This is a very time consuming job and requires a lot of manpower. Still the accuracy of these bills cannot be guaranteed as there are several scopes of human errors. Another aspect with this system is the consumers have to pay after they use the electricity. So, they may not pay the bills in due time which creates problems for the distribution units.

To solve all these problems, prepaid metering system has been introduced in BPDB.

Advantages of prepayment meters

  1. Prepaid energy meter comes with the advantage of managing energy consumption. When customers pay for energy that they can afford at that particular moment, they can limit their usage so that it lasts for the period they want.
  2. The prepaid meters make it possible for customers to tell when they are misusing energy; hence they can easily come up with measures that cut on their consumption. They make it even easier for homeowners to tell how energy efficient new and existing appliances are so they can make any necessary changes.
  3. The prepaid option saves customers from overbilling problems. This is because they only use what they have paid for and they therefore do not have to worry about the bills at the end of the month.
  4. The prepaid meters save customers from estimate bills that can end up overcharging them. This is because the prepayment meters do not require any meter reading for customers to be billed.
  5. Customers can still take advantage of TOU tariff rates and slab facility if they have a compatible prepayment meter.
  6. Customers can enjoy 1% rebate on energy charge as per existing tariff order.

Third Party Vending System:

 

In traditional system, prepaid customers have to go to particular Utility Vending Station (UVS) physically within office hour i.e. 10am to 4pm to purchase prepaid energy Token. Customer pays cash money to vending cash counter and receives a printed copy of prepaid energy token or a smart card which is usable only for that particular prepaid meter number. Then customers come back to home and finally insert the printed token in keypad meter by pressing keys. Meter accepts only valid token and displays the recharged amount. Unified prepayment System was generating prepaid energy token only in vending Stations. This system requires huge numbers of vending stations to deal with vast number of consumers which needs large manpower for operation. The system used to operate huge amount of cash in the vending station every day. Vending was not possible without going to Vending Station and after office hours.

BPDB introduced Third Party Vending System to make the prepaid metering vending more secure, consumer friendly and cost effective. To attain this goal, BPDB appointed Grameenphone, Robi & bKash who work to provide vending service to the prepaid meter consumer of BPDB through Mobile USSD and mobile Apps.

The main objectives of 3rd Party Vending System are:

  • Vending at 24X7 manner from anywhere.
  • Reduce costing for setting uphuge number ofvending stations;
  • Improve customer services;
  • Make the system easy and transparent;
  • Improve and secure cash flow;
  • Modernize & Digitalize of Pre-paid Metering System.
  • Make the system sustainable.
  • Make the system user friendly.

 

Smart Metering System

Smart Metering System provides utilities with the ability to monitor and control the meters at consumer end remotely. Now BPDB is focusing on installing smart meters to ensure better quality service to consumer. Smart meters have benefits for both consumer and utility. The main advantages of smart meters are as follows:

Benefits for end consumer:

  • Recharge automatically.
  • Consumers can be informed remotely historical data or real time data.

Benefits for utility:

  • Reduce labot cost by remote configuration and operation on device in batch such as update tariff, holiday, friendly hour, remote firmware upgrade.
  • Reduce line loss by automatic & on demand meter data reading, remote load connect/disconnect, remote monitoring of device status.
  • Effective load management.
  • Critical and non-critical reporting functionality.

BPDB Pre Paid At A Glance

BPDB installed 1.5 million prepaid meters out of its 3.3 million existing customers. Currently, BPDB runs three different prepayment metering systems named Unified Prepayment Metering System, STS Prepaid System and Smart Metering System. The percentages of prepaid consumers in BPDB’s different zones are given below:

 

Sl No
Zone
Prepaid Coverage (%) In Ratio of Total Consumer
1
Chittagong
40.71 %
2
Comilla
25.68 %
3
Mymensingh
33.35 %
4
Sylhet
44.53 %
Total
35.89 %

 

Currently BPDB has 25000 online meters installed where GPRS is used as communication medium and 1,50,000 GPRS based online meters are in the installation phase. Besides that, there is an ongoing project for 60000 PLC based online meters in BPDB. Another project of installing 1,50,575 smart pre-paid meters with KFW funding is going on in Cumilla and Mymensigh zone. A plan has been undertaken to procure and install 10,00,000 single-phase and 50,000 three-phase smart meters in four zones of BPDB with ADB funding. BPDB also has plans to go for smart meters through Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) within this financial year.

 

On the other hand, Government approved open market policy to encourage the customers to use prepaid meters of their choice and convenience. Directorate of Prepaid Metering System, BPDB, Dhaka is responsible for implementation of AMI and provide uninterrupted customer service for the existing customers of prepaid meters.

 

Prepaid Meter Charges Explained

Prepaid meter charges are explained here using an example of Prepaid meter consumer of BPDB who is a LT-A Residential Consumer and uses  Single Phase Connection and 2 Kwh Sanction Load .

Vending Scenario1

When this consumer does a vending of 1000 taka for the 1st time in a month , then below charges will be applied. In this case, total 861.41 BDT energy amount will be inserted in meter.

Charge Details

Calculation

Amount of Money (BDT)

Vat(5%)

1000 x (5 / 105)

47.62

Demand Charge

1 month x (2 Kwh x 30.00 BDT)

60.00

Meter Rent

1 month x 40.00 BDT

40.00

Total Charge

 

147.62

Rebate (1%)

1/101 x (1000 - 47.62 - 40.00)

9.03

Total Energy

1000 – 147.62 + 9.03

861.41

 

 

Vending Scenario 2

When this consumer does a vending of 1000 taka for the 2nd time in a month , then below charges will be applied. In this case, total 961.81 BDT energy amount will be inserted in meter.

Charge Details

Calculation

Amount of Money (BDT)

Vat(5%)

1000 x (5 / 105)

47.62

Demand Charge

0 month x (2 Kwh x 30.00 BDT)

0.00

Meter Rent

0 month x 40.00 BDT

0.00

Total Charge

 

47.62

Rebate (1%)

1/101 x (1000 - 47.62)

9.43

Total Energy

1000 – 47.62 + 9.43

961.81

 

Vending Scenario 3

For example, if any  consumer’s last vending date was: 25th June,2020 then the consumer comes to the vending station at: 5th September, 2020  and wants to vend 1000 taka, then below charges will be applied. In this case, fixed charges of 3 months(July, August and September) will be deducted. Total 660.62 BDT energy amount will be inserted in meter.

Charge Details

Calculation

Amount of Money (BDT)

Vat(5%)

1000 x (5 / 105)

47.62

Demand Charge

3 months x (2 Kwh x 30.00 BDT)

180.00

Meter Rent

3 months x 40.00 BDT

120.00

Total Charge

 

347.62

Total Energy

1000 – 347.62 + 8.24

660.62

 
  • Prepaid meter consumers have to pay Meter Rent and Demand Charge as per Govt. rule only for the 1st vending of month. If consumer buys the meter by onetime payment, then consumer does not have to pay meter rent monthly.
  • Prepaid meter consumers have to pay 5% rule
  • Prepaid meter consumers enjoy 1%
  • Before inserting vending token into meter need to check meter balance. If meter balance is negative (due to emergency or friendly hour usage), then this negative balance will be deducted from recharged amount.
  • Consumers have to pay fixed charges (demand charge and meter rent) once per month. If any consumer does not vending for more than one months, then the due charges of previous months will be deducted during next vending.

Meter Short Code

SL

Information

Hexing

Inhe

Linyang

Eastern

1P

3P

1

Meter Activation

865

37120

37120

865

Auto

2

Logoff Return Token

818

54

C6015

-

051

3

Relay Triping Cause

806

 

 

008

041

4

Emergency Balance Start

811/810

89898686

89898686

809

 

5

Meter Number

804

30

C10

100

011

6

Sanction Load

869

19

21350

007

004

7

Remaining Balance

801

00

C501

019

010

8

Remaining Emergency Balance

981/810

38/59

 

106

 

9

Last Recharge Amount

817

31

CL401

200

050

10

Last Recharge Token

830

53

C6014

201

 

11

Token Sequence Number

889

52

C6013

011

090

12

Current Month Uses

814

01

 

803

047

13

Last Month Uses

820

 

 

820

053

14

Status of Friendly Mode

900

51/51/56

C6011, C6012

785

100

15

Voltage

877

07

L1-3270, L2-5270, L3-7270

760

070

16

Current

874

08

L1-3170, L2-5170, L3-7170

763

071

17

Overdraw Threshold

 

38

C505

106

044/045

18

Tariff Solution

809/886

03

C701

005

008


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