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How to Read Your Meter

It’s important to be able to read your meter to make sure your bills are accurate. Don’t worry if your meter looks a little confusing – we’ve put together some information and pictures about how to read the current reading of the different types of meters under A below.

Bulk meters are to be read on 1st day of each month, hence reading of that day is stored in the meter and refer B to learn about how to get that information.

Meters can vary slightly in how they look and show your reading(s). Your meter may look slightly different or show different rates than our examples, so it’s best to have one of your bills to hand when you look at your meter. You’ll be able to check what’s showing on your meter falls in line with the reading on your last bill.

Please understand that, depending on your connection, meter reading can be different.

  • Retail consumer without solar connection
  • Retail consumer with solar connection
  • Bulk consumer without solar connection
  • Bulk consumer with solar connection

You can have a Smart Meter with LCD display or meter with Numerical Dial.

  1. How to get your Current Reading

    How to read a digital meter

    LCD display of your meter will switch between different screens once in every 10 seconds to display different information. You have to wait until correct OBIS code to get your meter reading.

    1. If you are a retail consumer without solar connection
      OBIS Code Reading in Parameter Value
      1.8.0.0 Import active energy (Total kWh)
    2. If you are a retail consumer with solar connection
      OBIS Code Reading in Parameter Value
      1.8.0.0 Import active energy (Total kWh)
      2.8.0.0 Export active energy (Total kWh)
    3. If you are a bulk consumer without solar connection
      OBIS Code Reading in Parameter Value
      1.8.1.0 Total import active energy of T1 (kWh)
      1.8.2.0 Total import active energy of T2 (kWh)
      1.8.3.0 Total import active energy of T3 (kWh)
      9.6.0.0 Maximum Demand (kVA)
    4. If you are a bulk consumer with solar connection
      OBIS Code Reading in Parameter Value
      1.8.1.0 Total import active energy of T1 (kWh)
      1.8.2.0 Total import active energy of T2 (kWh)
      1.8.3.0 Total import active energy of T3 (kWh)
      2.8.1.0 Total export active energy of T1 (kWh)
      2.8.2.0 Total export active energy of T2 (kWh)
      2.8.3.0 Total export active energy of T3 (kWh)
      9.6.0.0 Maximum Demand (kVA)

    Note: T1 - Day (05.30 – 18.30)  /  T2 - Peak (18.30 – 22.30)  /  T3 - Off-peak (22.30 – 05.30)

     

    How to read your dial electricity meter

    To read a dial electricity meter, use following steps.

    1. Read the dials from left to right starting with the dial marked 10,000 or 104. Do not read the dial marked 1/10 or in red color.
    2. That is your meter reading value.
    3. So the reading for the below meter would be 1326.

  2. How to get your past month readings (Only for Bulk Consumers)
    1. If you are a bulk consumer without solar connection (Previous month readings)
      OBIS Code Reading in Parameter Value
      1.8.1.1 Total import active energy of T1 (kWh)
      1.8.2.1 Total import active energy of T2 (kWh)
      1.8.3.1 Total import active energy of T3 (kWh)
      9.6.0.1 Maximum Demand (kVA)
    2. If you are a bulk consumer with solar connection (Previous month readings)
      OBIS Code Reading in Parameter Value
      1.8.1.1 Total import active energy of T1 (kWh)
      1.8.2.1 Total import active energy of T2 (kWh)
      1.8.3.1 Total import active energy of T3 (kWh)
      2.8.1.1 Total export active energy of T1 (kWh)
      2.8.2.1 Total export active energy of T2 (kWh)
      2.8.3.1 Total export active energy of T3 (kWh)
      9.6.0.1 Maximum Demand (kVA)

    Note: Meter will give you respective readings for the past month by OBIS Code X.X.X.1 & reading of the month before that by OBIS Code X.X.X.2


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