Introduction: Energy sources, Energy demand and supply, Energy crisis, Future Scenario, Menace of power theft, reasons for power pilferage, electricity loss and theft-National and Global Scenario, Security seals and tampering, harmonics and power theft, Control Over power theft.
Power Theft in Electro-mechanical Meters: Power theft in voltage circuit, by-passing meters, drilling holes on Electro-mechanical Meters, Insertion of film into meter, partial earth fault tampering, Missing Neutral Method.
Power Theft in Electronic Meters: Power theft by means of Electrostatic Discharge, Power theft by tampering printed circuit board, Power theft by tampering the frequency circuit, tampering on display circuits of energy meter, Introducing limit switch.
Energy system efficiency, Energy conservation aspects, Instrumentation and measurements.
Principles of Energy Management and Energy Audit: General principles, Planning and program, Introduction to energy audit, General methodology, Site surveys, Energy systems survey, Energy audit, Instrumentation, Analysis of data and results.
Electrical Load and Lighting Management: General Principles, Illumination and human comfort, Lighting systems, Equipment’s, Electrical systems, Electrical load analysis, Peak load controls.
Demand Side Management: Concept and Scope of Demand Side Management, Evolution of Demand Side Management. DSM Strategy, Planning, Implementation and its application, Customer Acceptance & its implementation issues, National and International Experiences with DSM.