Major smart metering programme for Dehli

Tata Power-DDL has been the frontrunner in implementing power distribution reforms and using technology to better serve customers.

Smart metering and smart grid solutions company, Landis+Gyr, has been awarded one of largest smart metering contracts in India from Tata Power Delhi Distribution (Tata Power-DDL).

Encompassing 200,000 single-phase and three-phase smart meters, the project is a follow-up to the contract for India’s first 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 is a joint venture between Tata Power and Government of Delhi. It distributes electricity in the north of Delhi and serves a population of 7 million, with a customer base of 1.6 million people. It has been the frontrunner in implementing power distribution reforms and is dedicated to using technological innovation to better serve its customers. Landis+Gyr supported Tata Power-DDL through an initial pilot phase to gain the regulatory approval necessary for full roll out.

“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,” Praveer Sinha, CEO and MD of Tata Power-DDL.

“This deployment will not only empower our consumers by utilising 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 can bring so many benefits to the end customer, allowing them the opportunity to better manage and control their energy use.

“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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