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Mobile based remote meter reading and billing system for Ceylon Electricity Board

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dc.contributor.advisor Wimalaratne, P Wijesinghe, A 2014-08-20T17:24:40Z 2014-08-20T17:24:40Z 2014-08-20
dc.description.abstract Mobile Based Remote Meter Reading and Billing System was the title of the project chosen to develop for Ceylon Electricity Board in my partial fulfillment of the requirement of the degree of in Information Technology of the university of Moratuwa. Ceylon Electricity Board is currently having a computerized billing system. However, it does not have a feature or facility of updating consumer information system from a remote location i.e. from consumer site itself. Due to this reason electricity consumer information system does not reflect the current status of his/her electricity account. Normally it takes approximately 3 – 4 weeks to update the consumer info system with the current electricity meter reading/s after obtaining them from a consumer sites. This is one of the major drawbacks of the existing computerized electricity billing system. Also current system does not facilitate consumers to view their billing status through organization's website and also there is no facility to make bill payments through the web site. Finally, existing system does not cater for effective Management Information System and also efficient monitoring of overdue accounts. Because of this, Ceylon Electricity Board is unable to disconnect supply of default consumers at the right time. Therefore, under this project, updating of Consumer electricity readings from a remote location by using the mobile technology was proposed. After gathering the Meter Readings by the Bill man he/she can feed or transmit the reading data to the server using a device like mobile phone. This can be done immediately at the consumer site after obtaining the reading or at a later time before 16.00 Hrs. of the day. By this manner, whole data entry process involve in this activity can be eliminated. At the end of the day, after necessary validations, consumer information system can be updated using the days readings transmitted by all meter readers/bill men to the server. In addition, e-commerce site is developed to facilitate consumer needs such as bill inquiry, making payments etc. Since the system has the facility of sending e-mail and SMS alerts for default consumers, handling of overdue consumers should become easy and efficient. By this way CEB should be able to increase their revenue. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Mobile based remote meter reading and billing system for Ceylon Electricity Board en_US
dc.type Thesis-Abstract en_US
dc.identifier.faculty IT en_US Master of Science in Information Technology en_US
dc.identifier.department Information Technology en_US 2011-08
dc.identifier.accno 102525 en_US

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