Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd. (TPDDL) announced that it has lauched Narrow Band-Internet of Things (NB-IoT) technology in its smart meters.
Tata Power-DDL, a leading Power Distribution utility supplying electricity to a populace of 7 million in North Delhi.
TPDDL so far installed 230,000 smart meters on the Radio Frequency (RF) technology.
NB-IoT is a low-power, wide-area network radio technology standard developed by 3GPP, a standards organisation, to enable a wide range of cellular devices and services.
The company said the “first-of-its-kind” technology integration has been done involving meter manufacturers and NB-IoT service of Reliance-Jio Network.
The new 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 take the Indian Smart Metering Mission to the next level,” said Ganesh Srinivasan, Chief Executive Officer, TPDDL.
Last month Tata Power-DDL had Rolled Out Live Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Solar Energy Trading Project. The landmark project involving Tata Power-DDL, a joint venture between Tata Power India’s largest integrated power company, and the Government of NCT of Delhi , uses Power Ledger’s blockchain-enabled technology to facilitate peer-to-peer (P2P) trading of electricity from over 2 MW of solar PV between multiple consumers in its license area of North Delhi – part of the capital city of India.