Tata Power Delhi Distribution is committed to provide value added services to its consumers and with this in mind it has launched a Smart grid Project involving setting up of Radio Frequency Mesh Communication Project in its licensed area of 510km2 in North and North-West Delhi.

The project will help Tata Power-DDL to provide greater service options to customers and accurate information on their energy consumption patterns, helping them to manage their usage more efficiently and improve overall reliability by reducing outage time. The project will also help in enhanced monitoring and control points throughout Tata Power-DDL’s network on real time basis and will aid in reduction of commercial losses.

Project Benefits:
•Better and effective management of increase in electricity demand
•Reduction in Loss Levels through a real time check on meter tampering
•Assistance in accurate meter reading and enhanced collection efficiency
•Minimizing Human Intervention resulting in lesser human error & misuse of information
•Renewable Energy Sources Integration such as wind and solar generation
•Online Data Acquisition & Analysis for Smart Decisions

The project will be implemented in partnership with the global energy management pioneer Landis+Gyr. The contract covers the design, supply, installation, testing, commissioning and AMC of a single RF mesh best in class Gridstream network platform that can support multiple applications like AMI (Advance Metering  Infrastructure), DA (Distribution Automation), ADR (Automated Demand Response), Distributed Energy Resources  (Solar), Street Light Management, Grid Substation Automation Solution (GSAS) Backup Communication.

The collaboration also includes deployment of 20 lakh endpoints, comprised of communication card for smart meters and automation of operational applications and integration with current & future applications like Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS), SCADA and SAP etc.

Launching the project, Mr. Praveer Sinha, CEO and MD, TPDDL, said, “We at Tata Power – DDL have always strived hard in bringing in the best technology and solutions to our customers. The implementation of this advanced smart grid project involving RF canopy technology in our entire area is the first in the country. I look forward to a great association with our partner Landis+Gyr to help us in achieving the dream of setting up of the first Smart grid project in the country. "

“In the first year of the project, we are going to deploy RF canopy network for 5 lakh endpoints throughout Tata Power-DDL service area with set-up of servers and communication infrastructure at control centers (main & back up control center) for 10 lakh end points. In the next four years, we have plan to scale up the number of end points to 5 lakh with multiple makes of smart meters and other distribution automation applications,” Mr. Sinha further added.

“We are delighted to partner with Tata Power-DDL in this very prestigious and path breaking AMI (Advance Metering Infrastructure) Rollout Project which has unique value adding experience and robust engagement for all stakeholders in the value chain, especially the consumers”  said Mr. Sandip Mukherjee, C.E.O. Landis + Gyr Ltd, India. “As a part of our vision of pioneering the project in India, we are committed to support the technology evolution by indigenously developing customized smart grid solutions for Indian Utilities to address the specific needs of utilities and consumers. Given the broad scope envisaged under this project, this will be a benchmark and game changing project”, Mr. Mukherjee further added.