Paper Title
Anti –Tamper Features In Electronic Energy Meters

Abstract- Energy management system comprises of generation, transmission and distribution of power. Efficiency of whole system depends on efficient functioning of each stage. To increase the efficiency of the energy management system and to cope up with the increasing demand of electricity, the main attention of utilities is to reduce its losses. The losses comprises of technical and non technical losses. Several innovative steps to minimize Non-Technical losses (NTL) have been taken by the utilities. Introduction of Anti Tamper features in Energy Meters is one of the ways to bring down the incidence of theft of energy or tampering of meters. Use of Intelligent and smart meters with various Anti tamper features makes electricity theft more difficult and easily detectable. This paper discusses various Anti –fraud measures and tamper prevention methods implemented in electronic Energy Meters.