Smart Meter Box for Large Power Users.
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UMEME must cut power losses to 12.78 percent by 2025, down from 17.3 percent as of September 30, 2020, saving the corporation USD 32 million. The metering assets of large industrial clients must be protected from power theft. The padlock and key system, which has a history of power theft, and the AMR prewired box system, which is affected by key duplication owing to internal cooperation and no real-time monitoring of the meter box, are the two current securing methods. The goal of this project is to learn more about current metering assets and how they're protected, build a secure box with a smart locking unit, and create a web application to manage the smart meter box. This was accomplished by creating a smart meter box prototype, which comprises a circuit that controls an electronic lock. A web application was constructed and connected to the circuit in the meter box through the Firebase web server and Wi-Fi module, allowing authorized users to request access to the meter box. The key outcomes include real-time feedback on whether the meter box is open or closed, system authorized users requesting access to the meter box via the web application, approval or denial of requests by the engineer via the web application, and an authorized user having the ability to open the box with a click of a button once their request is approved. To ensure the meter box has internet connectivity in remote locations and the system is more stable, more research into the implementation of a rechargeable battery-powered locking circuit and remote wireless networks should be done. The development of a meter box with an electronic lock controlled by a web application system will reduce power theft, and all of this may be accomplished using the existing network infrastructure and power distribution networks.