Now Combat Power Theft with Artificial Intelligence (& save billions)

Wed, 2018-03-14 16:33 -- SCC India Staff

Power theft

In a bid to curb power theft in India and give impetus to the Union Government’s UDAY scheme, a private utility in Delhi--Tata Power Delhi Distribution will launch Choice Revenue Intelligence’ solution in the country in association with SAP SE.

With vast experience in Aggregate Technical & Commercial (AT&C) Loss Reduction, Tata Power-DDL will be the exclusive country partner and system integrator of this solution for Indian distribution companies (discoms).

How it works
‘Choice Revenue Intelligence’, an offering by Choice Technologies and SAP is a predictive analytics software that applies the most advanced artificial intelligence (AI) techniques to detect fraud and theft in the utilities sector. The solution uses the power of real-time, in-memory SAP HANA capability in a big data scenario and is deployed on SAP Cloud platform. Designed with flexibility in mind, it can be quickly implemented on utility existing billing system to enable seamless transition.

The launch in India is an extension of the global co-innovation agreement between SAP and Choice Technologies and having executed projects with large corporations across the world to achieve utilities to reduce non-technical losses. Tata Power-DDL has an established success story in Delhi by effectively utilizing technology integration to reduce its AT&C Losses from 53.1% (in 2002) to below 8.59% (current), and working with more than 18 states in their loss reduction initiatives.

Denis Maia, CEO, Choice Technologies said, “Choice Revenue Intelligence has helped Utilities in other parts of the world in bringing down the commercial losses consequently saving more than USD 1 Billion. The Choice-SAP- TPDDL combination will prove to be a success story for Indian Utilities as well.”