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winAMR Systems: Revolutionizing The Energy Industry With Path-Breaking Smart Metering Solutions

winAMR Systems: Revolutionizing The Energy Industry With Path-Breaking Smart Metering Solutions

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JT Rao,Founder & CMD

JT Rao

Founder & CMD

India is becoming increasingly smarter, as many of its cities are jockeying to tap the early-mover advantage and utilize the supportive government policies & fiscal incentives to evolve into future-ready cities. Sustainability being the cornerstone of smart cities, smart electric metering solutions have become an integral part of smart infrastructural development. Smart meters not only reduce the dependency on fossil fuels, but also help to conserve electricity and improve the accuracy of meter readings. In fact, states that have installed smart meters have demonstrated an average surge of nearly 25 percent in billing vis-à-vis conventional meters, reveals a report from EESL. Moreover, these smart meters bring some unique benefits such as remote meter reading & bill generation and remote connection & disconnection to the table, which have proven to be a boon amidst the pandemic.

Apart from the smart city initiative, the growth of the smart meter industry is also fuelled by the rising demand for reliability in power supply in the residential as well as commercial segments all over the country, owing to rapid urbanization (and their increasing per capita incomes) and industrialization. Catering to this growing need with its ground-breaking inventions is winAMR Systems, a futuristic smart meter solution provider, which has been revolutionizing the energy industry since 2006 by successfully developing various products and solutions to global utilities and demonstrating numerous projects in India. This Hyderabad-based company has set a benchmark in the industry with its intelligent end-to-end smart metering solution, a patented technology that stands apart as the only solution in the industry covering all the four components – smart meters, communication technology, MDAS and MDMS.

“We are the first company in India to develop Common Backend Infrastructure (IRIS - Intelligent remote interface server) for smart meter rollout. There is no third-party dependency on this end-to-end solution, since it encompasses all the necessary parameters,” explains JT Rao, Founder & CMD, winAMR Systems. A pioneer in the truest sense, the company has many ‘firsts’ to its credit, including being the first company in India to deploy and demonstrate Advanced Distribution Management system for smart grid under National Smart grid Mission Pilot project with real-time data. winAMR also takes pride in being the first and only company to provide hybrid communication technology (RF MESH+GPRS/GSM) for smart metering in Telangana.

“The smart meters, communication technologies, meter data acquisition system (IRIS), Meter Data Management System (MDMS) have all been developed in-house by winAMR. All of winAMR’s products and solutions are 100 percent made in India,” asserts a proud JT Rao, who is widely recognized as a subject matter expert on Smart Cities applications such as Smart metering and Smart grid. Possessing over 20 years of experience, he is an illustrious Speaker who has been a Panellist at
diverse national and international smart city and smart grid events.

The Action-Packed Journey
JT Rao holds a Masters in Commerce from Osmania University and a certificate in Technology Entrepreneurship (StartupBoards) from Stanford University, U.S. A renowned lecturer for commerce subjects, he founded JTR Academy and has trained many students towards commerce field. Being one of the six participants selected by NISIET (Govt. of India undertaking), he had a visit to Silicon Valley, U.S for a week under an entrepreneurship program. Such global exposure and commerce background propelled him to embark on his own entrepreneurial venture. Thus, winAMR Systems came into existence in 2006 with a sole focus on developing smart grid and smart meter solutions to the utilities across the globe, as JT Rao realized that smart-oriented grid is the future.

Our AI-powered iris is easy to integrate withblock chain technology. Our smart metering solution comprises of a whole range of metering devices (MR), communication channels (AMI)


Commenced its action-packed journey with a proficient R&D team and an investment of$10 million, the company sent its R&D team to more than 15+ countries to interact with utilities, collect data, understand pain points, study grid legacy issues and so forth. This meticulous research catapulted winAMR into the only Indian company to provide patented end-to-end smart metering solution as a common back-end infrastructure for the smart meter roll out in India and elsewhere. Its Common Back End Infrastructure solution is acknowledged as the need of the hour to all the utilities and has received the appreciation it richly deserves in recent news reports. Its innovative spirit has also been lauded with several awards including the SKOCH Award and the Best Smart Grid Award – 2020.

Comprehensive Solutions
A member of ISGF (Indian Smart Grid Forum), winAMR has developed solutions on smart metering ands mart grid, which have been hugely beneficial to the Global Energy Utilities in framing their implementation process. Its end-to-end smart metering solution facilitates utilities to manage peak energy load, incorporate power supply from renewable energy sources, gain control over household energy usage and curtail energy theft. The company’s smart meters reduce operational expenditure and improve operational efficiency by ensuring accurate and on-time billing, better demand side management, effective load forecasting, ease of co-ordination with field operators, deeper tracking of energy usage and monitoring AT&C losses. Furthermore, winAMR has designed these low carbon footprint smart meters to support plug-in electric vehicles as well.

“Our AI-powered IRIS is easy to integrate with Block Chain Technology. Our smart metering solution comprises of a whole range of metering devices (MR), communication channels (AMI) that can support various technologies like RF mesh, PLCC, 6lowpan, GSM and GPRS among others along with a head-end server (IRIS) to interface between MR and utility MDMS
systems,” proclaims JT Rao. All of its smart metering products and solutions are of IS1644 standard protocols set by the Govt. of India. Its products and solutions are enabled to get update over the air. In fact, winAMR is the first company in India to get EU-MID certificate which allows it to sell its smart meters and smart metering technology to the EU market.

New Mountains To Climb
The Indian government has made it mandatory for the state governments to implement smart meter program and urged them to complete the installation by three years. Noting this, winAMR foresees a strong opportunity to deploy its products to the utilities across the nation and has set its campaign to become a Rs.10,000Crore company in the next three years. Maintaining its reputation as a full-fledged R&D company, the company is continuously developing smart solutions to the utilities for strengthening the grid. At present, winAMR’s R&D team levies its interest primarily in Advanced DTR management system and cloud architecture, which will be ready to deploy within four months. “winAMR was ready with the next generation smart metering solution when the AMI was still in infancy in India and most of the world. We have set several benchmarks to the industry in past and will continue to do so,” concludes a determined JT Rao.

JT Rao, Founder & CMD
Widely recognized as a subject matter expert on Smart Cities applications such as Smart metering and Smart grid, JT Rao is an illustrious Speaker, who has been a Panellist at diverse national and international smart city and smart grid events. Possessing over 20 years of experience, JT Rao orchestrates the corporate planning, strategic partnerships, financial planning and risk management at winAMR. JT Rao holds a Masters in Commerce from Osmania University and a certificate in Technology Entrepreneurship (Startup Boards) from Stanford University, U.S.

Location: Hyderabad
Solutions: Advanced Metering infrastructure, Analytics, Meter Data Acquisition System, Meter Data management, Advanced Distribution Management, Flexible Communication Technology, Demand response, Industrial IOT solutions and Smart cities solutions.

Awards:
• winAMR executed its Pilot Smart meter project in Telangana and Southern Discom won SKOCH Award.
• winAMR executed the First True Smart Grid Pilot Project in Telangana and Southern Discom of Telangana won Best Smart Grid Award 2020 under Smart cities category.

winAMR In Spotlight:
• Its intelligent end-to-end smart metering solution is the only solution in the industry covering all the four components – smart meters, communication technology, MDAS and MDMS.
• The first company in India to deploy and demonstrate Advanced Distribution Management system for smart grid under National Smart grid Mission Pilot project with real-time data.
• The first and only company to provide hybrid communication technology (RF MESH+GPRS/GSM) for smart metering in Telangana.
• All of winAMR’s products and solutions are 100 percent made in India and follow the IS16444 standard protocols set by the Govt. of India.
• The first company in India to get EU-MID certificate which allows it to sell its smart meters and smart metering technology to the EU market.

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