Energy Watch: Preventing Pilferage, Saving Costs

Intelligent System Design/Implementation of Real Time framework for Detection of Gas/Oil Leakage and Theft using Wireless Sensor Networks

Summary

This project is for developing a sensor-based network for real time monitoring and data acquisition of Gas Distribution network, for possible malicious activities and theft detection.
According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Unaccounted-for-Gas (UFG) averages at 1-2% globally. However, in Pakistan UFG is at an alarming 13% for both SNGPL and SSGC!
Every percent of gas loss amounts to a loss of $28 Million (Rs. 2.5 billion) accumulating to an annual loss of over $334 Million to the national exchequer (Rs. 3 billion or Rs 300 crores). Major contributing anomalies towards UFG are
• Theft
• Meter tampering
• False billing and
• Illegal connection
Through this project we are targeting to address each one of these anomalies, with an aim to reduce UFG down to 1-2%, in line with the global average, and to save billions of rupees for the national exchequer.

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