Cyan supports smart metering project in India

Cyan supports smart metering project in India

Cyan has deployed 865MHz Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) commercial volume project in India.

The deployment is part of a contract awarded by Larsen & Toubro (L&T) in July 2014, to provide a complete CyLec AMI solution consisting of 865MHz radio frequency (RF) modules, data concentrator units, head end server software licenses, onsite software installation services and an annual software maintenance for Tata Power Mumbai (Tata Power).

The initial contract with Tata Power involved deployment of 5,000 consumer meters in a district in Mumbai. Currently, about 4,000 meters are now live while the remainder are expected to be completed before the end of second quarter this year.

The Cyan RF modules have been installed inside the L&T smart meters, which were deployed by Tata Power.

Integrated with Tata Power's control centre, the smart meters are now providing data to generate customer bills, real-time information on outages and other factors related to the quality of power.

Cyan executive chairman John Cronin said: "The fact that Tata Power was able to achieve a 100% success rate in communicating meter reading data to their billing systems is testament to the reliability of the Cyan sub-GHz radio mesh solution resulting from over 200 man-years of development by our team in Cambridge.

"The success of this project confirms Cyan's leadership position in providing smart metering solutions to address the pressing power issues faced by both utilities and end consumers in India."

Source: Energy Business Review

Smart Grid Bulletin March 2019

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