Landis+Gyr has secured one of its largest smart metering contracts in India, with Tata Power Delhi Distribution.
Encompassing 200,000 single phase and three phase smart meters, the project is a follow up to the contract for India's advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) with radio frequency (RF) Canopy, comprising 500,000 endpoints, which Tata Power-DDL awarded to Landis+Gyr earlier this year.
Tata Power-DDL distributes electricity in the north of Delhi, India’s capital city, and serves a population of 7 million, with a customer base of 1.6 million people.
An AMI rollout of this size and significance, comprising smart meters and related infrastructure, will provide the vital backbone for Tata Power-DDL’s customers to reap the benefits of the smart energy revolution.
In the spirit of true partnership, Landis+Gyr supported Tata Power-DDL through an initial pilot phase to gain the regulatory approval necessary for full roll out.
Praveer Sinha, CEO and MD of Tata Power-DDL, said, “We are dedicated to bringing state of the art AMI technology and solutions to our customers in North Delhi. Our work with Landis+Gyr on India’s first, large scale, smart meter and RF canopy deployment, which covers the full 510 square kilometres of Tata Power-DDL’s area of operation, marks a significant step in our efforts to bring smart grid technology to India. This deployment will not only empower our consumers by utilizing a two-way communication system, but it will also help us to build an important foundation for a truly smart grid, featuring world class power distribution infrastructure.”
Ellie Doyle, Landis+Gyr’s Executive Vice President of APAC, said, “Smart metering and Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) can bring so many benefits to the end customer, allowing them the opportunity to better manage and control their energy use. It gives us at Landis+Gyr an enormous sense of pride and accomplishment to be on this journey with one of India’s most innovative utilities.”
“From energy grid technology, to renewable energy initiatives, and on to an online billing and payment system for energy consumers, Tata Power-DDL has been at the forefront in implementing the latest in energy innovation in India. We look forward to supplying this important first tranche of smart meters for them, providing as it will the smart energy data necessary to further deepen the relationship Tata Power-DDL has with its customers,” added Doyle.
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