Landis+Gyr bags smart metering contract from Tata Power Delhi

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Landis+Gyr has bagged a smart metering contract from Tata Power Delhi Distribution (Tata Power-DDL).

Landis+Gyr said the smart metering deal is a follow up to the contract for India’s first Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) with Radio Frequency (RF) Canopy, comprising 500,000 endpoints announced earlier this year.

The deal includes 200,000 single phase and three phase smart meters.

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

“This deployment will empower our consumers by utilizing a two-way communication system and help us to build an important foundation for a smart grid, featuring world class power distribution infrastructure,” Praveer Sinha 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,” said Ellie Doyle, Landis+Gyr’s executive vice president of APAC.

Tata Power Delhi Distribution, a joint venture between Tata Power and Delhi Government, distributes electricity to a populace of 7 million across an area of 510 sq km in North Delhiwith a peak load of 1852 MW.

The company is implementing projects including Smart Metering, Home Automation, Smart Grid, Electric Charging Stations, Solar Rooftop Net Metering.