Tata Power DDL introduced a Narrow-Band IoT technology in smart meters

CIOReviewIndia Team | Friday, 09 April 2021, 06:25 IST

Tata Power DDL introduced a Narrow-Band IoT technology in smart metersTata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd (TPDDL) declared that it has introduced Narrow Band-Internet of Things (NB-IoT) technology in its smart meters. The private power distributor has so far installed 230,000 smart meters on the Radio Frequency (RF) technology.

The company stated the "first-of-its-kind" technology integration has been done involving meter manufacturers and NB-IoT service of Reliance-Jio Network.

"NB-IoT is a latest and cost effective technology in 4G and 5G spectrum with fast deployment quality. With this technology, the interference and obstruction arising due to public network congestion will not hamper the performance of smart meter anymore as data will smoothly flow through a dedicated channel," the company stated in a statement.

The Latest technology is also expected to enable more number of remote meter readings, thereby ensuring the safety of consumers during pandemic times. "This unique technology integration will not only strengthen our credentials as a Utility of the Future but also it will take the Indian Smart Metering Mission to the next level,” stated Ganesh Srinivasan, Chief Executive Officer, TPDDL.

The firm told it has achieved interoperability at Meter Data Management level whereby meters from multiple makes and different technologies are collected, worked upon and analysed at the same platform.

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